Employers should create an inclusive workplace for all employees, whatever their sexual orientation or gender identity, writes Jo Stubbs
Attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the workplace and wider society have changed in recent years and employees protected against discrimination at work and in the provision of goods, services and facilities. However, a 2018 report[i] by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights charity, Stonewall, found that more than a third of LGBT staff (35%) have hidden the fact they are LGBT at work for fear of discrimination. Another report from the TUC[ii] found...
'Quick and cost-effective' option
Almost half said so
‘Break down the taboo’
Group protection ‘can take the pressure off’
Seven ways to help staff