UK Government issues guide for employers on hiring and supporting trans staff – Gay Star News

The Government of The United Kingdom has come out with guidance for employers and service providers on how to be supportive if transgender staff and customers. Here’s an excerpt from the report by David Hudson, writing for Gay Star News. Continue reading this article by following the link at the bottom of this post.

UK Government issues guide for employers on hiring and supporting trans staff. It’s also issued guidance for service providers on how to make transgender customers feel valued and welcomed

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-- Nicky Morgan, Minister for Women and Equalities -- Photo from Facebook via Gay Star News

The UK government has today issued workplace guidelines for employers on hiring, retaining and supporting transgender staff.

The Government Equalities Office publication, The recruitment and retention of transgender staff – guidance for employers, has been produced in conjunction with workplace diversity advocacy organization, Inclusive Employers.

A government statement says that the aim of the guide is ‘to provide employers with practical advice, suggestions and ideas on the recruitment and retention of transgender employees and potential employees.’

It also carries information of interest to managers of trans staff, and to transgender employees themselves.

In a statement, Nicky Morgan, Minister for Women and Equalities said: ‘This government is committed to ensuring that everyone can fulfill their potential, including transgender and non-binary people.

‘Many transgender people still face discrimination in the workplace, as well as in their day-to-day lives.

‘The guidance for employers and service providers we are publishing today is an important step towards helping improve knowledge and understanding to ensure all members of our society can live their lives free from discrimination.’

The guide includes advice on allowing people flexibility on application forms when asking about their preferred title, including trans people in equality monitoring, planning around an individual’s transition, and the use of facilities such as restrooms.

It also includes anecdotal feedback from transgender workers, such as this anonymous recollection of an interview experience…

Continue reading this report here at Gay Star News:
http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uk-government-issues-guide-for-employers-on-hiring-and-supporting-trans-staff/#gs.NMWeOec

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