Half of transgender and non-binary people hide their identity at work in fear of discrimination

Half of transgender and non-binary people hide their identity at work in fear of discrimination – here's how you can help
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For people who identify as LGBT+, the workplace can be a difficult environment to manage. One in five lesbian, gay and bisexual employees say they have experienced verbal bullying. For those who are transgender and gender non-conforming things can be even more difficult.

Gender non-conforming who do not identify as either male or female (non-binary) are more likely to suffer abuse, violence and harassment. Research in the US and in the UK shows that and non-conforming employees are more likely to be discriminated against in the workplace. Many have been physically attacked by a colleague or customer in the last year. And many hide their identity at work for fear of discrimination.

Companies have legal obligations to trans workers since the 2010 Equality Act. Some have been supportive. Others have not. And many are simply not doing enough to make their workplaces inclusive for all. So here are some ways organizations and employees can help to kick-start (or enhance) a more inclusive professional environment.

Aim for gender neutrality

Male and female toilets and changing rooms might be the norm, but are often problematic for transgender and gender non-conforming people. Workplaces should be made as as possible—for instance by providing some dedicated gender neutral spaces within sports centers and other facilities.

Professional uniforms and dress codes can often be unnecessarily gendered and can marginalize or expose transgender and non-binary people. Organisations should offer employees a choice to adapt clothing requirements to their needs without having to comply to "male" or "female" stereotypes or having to conform to a "one uniform fits all" rule.

Show you're inclusive

Inclusion is everybody's business in an organization, so visible cues of support should also be promoted—such as rainbow lanyards, the transgender flag and other objects that mark a visibly inclusive approach.

Setting up groups or processes to monitor the implementation of equality, diversity and inclusion plans can help an organization identify their achievements and where improvements are still needed.

Fostering the establishment of networks for LBGT+ people can also help to make a workplace more inclusive, as can having visible role models in top hierarchical positions—such as leaders or spokespeople.

Choose language carefully

Making transgender and gender non-conforming people feel more welcome in the workplace is about more than just avoiding openly transphobic behavior or discriminating comments. Respecting pronoun choices, including gender neutral ones "ze," "xe" or "they," and normalizing the use of these alternatives to "he" or "she," is important for inclusion.

Using gender neutral language in all policies and documents, and giving staff the option to choose preferred names or titles in all forms of ID—such as staff cards, entries in staff directories and personal staff files—also helps to convey respect.

Make training mandatory

Our research highlights how in the workplace, transgender and non-binary people can suffer from both hidden and open discrimination. LGBT+ awareness training and sessions on unconscious bias are crucial in raising awareness and instigating changes in the organizational culture. Sessions should be mandatory for all staff at the point of induction—with a specific focus on managers who may need to support transgender and gender non-conforming colleagues.

More than just a tick box

Inclusive approaches cannot be a "tick-box exercise" or merely a way to deal with compliance. Gender identity and sexual orientation inclusion needs to be embedded in every aspect of the organization and become a lens through which tasks, processes and policies are designed and carried out.

Organisations should take a zero tolerance approach to discrimination. All employees should expect to be treated—and to treat each other—with dignity and respect at all times. It's important that staff members are aware of what constitutes bullying, harassment and discrimination and feel confident to report issues and help tackle discrimination.

Remember confidentiality

The maintenance of confidentiality is crucial, especially for employees who are transitioning or who now identify with a gender different from the one assigned at birth. It is an offense under Section 22 of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 for an official to breach confidentiality of a person's protected gender identity.

Transgender people may chose not to alter their bodies through medical assistance, but for those who do the journey is a long a challenging one. Counselling and the provision of sick leave for medical treatment must be routinely provided by organizations.

Ultimately, in an inclusive , it is vitally important that the specific needs of the transgender and gender non-conforming community are understood—by everyone—and that their rights are protected. This will not only help to make the environment better for transgender and gender non-conforming people, but it will also help to make sure that the workplaces of tomorrow are more welcoming and inclusive for all.


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May 30, 2019
What a bunch of bullshit! I am 72 years old and worked in the field as a heavy construction pipefitter. Never once did I tell anyone that I was straight. It simply was not necessary.

May 30, 2019
Admiitedly, I am a little confused by all the hullaboo surrounding this issue...

May 30, 2019
What a bunch of bullshit! I am 72 years old and worked in the field as a heavy construction pipefitter. Never once did I tell anyone that I was straight. It simply was not necessary.
A perfect example of Cis-Privilege. Just like White Privilege, if you have it you don't even realize it and take your 'rights' for granted.

May 30, 2019
Let's not forget that people are discriminated against in the workplace for their religion and politics also. I know people who are afraid to make even cursory mention of those things for fear of discrimination. (And while we're at it, the less assertive are discriminated against constantly.)

May 30, 2019
Lets not forget that most any kind of sex is revolting to someone. The response is biological. People do not decide to be offended by a specific sexual orientation... they decide to overcome their visceral objection to it. The offense is natural while the tolerance is domestication. Dogs do not naturally accept cats but they can be trained to do so.

The abrupt and unprecedented legalization, acceptance, and promotion of gaydom and all forms of non-procreative sex, along with pornography and the emancipation of women, and the institution of family planning and industrial-scale ABORTION (ONE BILLION worldwide since roe v wade) all have share one singular, vital Purpose - to reduce population growth in the aftermath of the world wars.

The world has been subdued. The ruinous intent of growing pops to support industrialization and massive armies of conquest has served its Purpose.

Science will one day overcome political correctness and explore the true nature of gaydom.

May 30, 2019
Here is a remarkable example of a trans actor whose character is also trans:
https://www.youtu...E9jMeOYg
https://www.youtu...WyNnqNFA

-Obviously, something went very wrong during conception. And there ARE all shades of polarity, all degrees of damage. We need to understand the cause. Is it environmental? Epigenetic? Is it more common now than in the past? Is it regional?

These are questions that it is currently politically incorrect to explore BECAUSE it is part of a massive campaign to reduce growth by any and all means. This is the only logical explanation for why such compelling scientific mysteries are not being explored.

May 31, 2019
Lets not forget that most any kind of sex is revolting to someone. The response is biological. People do not decide to be offended by a specific sexual orientation... they decide to overcome their visceral objection to it. The offense is natural while the tolerance is domestication. Dogs do not naturally accept cats but they can be trained to do so.

Our dogs and cats got along quite while, thank you. They even got along with our ferrets...
We did nothing to "train" any of them.
Did you know it's "natural" for animals to occasionally engage in same sex sex? Either domestically OR in the wild...

May 31, 2019
Lets not forget that most any kind of sex is revolting to someone. The response is biological. People do not decide to be offended by a specific sexual orientation... they decide to overcome their visceral objection to it. The offense is natural while the tolerance is domestication. Dogs do not naturally accept cats but they can be trained to do so.

Our dogs and cats got along...
Did you know it's "natural" for animals to occasionally engage in same sex sex? Either domestically OR in the wild...
says Whyde

Psychologists are pushing forward the idea that homosexuality is perfectly natural and normal because some animals have been observed engaging in same-sex intercourse.
This form of approval and/or removal of the stigma of performing unnatural acts by the medical professions is a rather weak ploy to bring those types of humans into the fold and to keep the money flowing into the coffers of Psychiatric clinicians/professionals.

May 31, 2019
-contd-
If the psychiatric professionals didn't conclude that homosexuality is normal and natural to humans because some animals have made a habit of indulging in unnatural acts, it would not go well for those mental health professionals whose livelihood are dependent on patients of all types requiring their services.
The very act of sexual intercourse is for the propagation of the species, and the accompanying sexual intimacies are for the purpose of making the performances exciting to the nervous systems of both partners. Whether or not the sexual acts result in a pregnancy or not is most often irrelevant to the male and female performing the act.
Pregnancy is most often a hit-or-miss accomplishment where many couples cannot produce a viable and healthy baby. Such an act between one man and one woman is normal and natural, whether or not a baby is the result.
But sexuality between same sex couples is NOT normal or natural even if animals do it also. Humans imitating animals?

May 31, 2019
The root problem now is that homosexuals (LBGT) have become radicalised as to their place in the framework of society and are DEMANDING a bigger, major role within the human network with regard to jobs, services, freedom to exercise their homosexuality anywhere and everywhere they choose - no matter where or when. They look at a normal boy and girl holding hands and kissing in public, and these LBGT couples want the freedom to do it also - in public. For them, it is not enough to have homosexual acts in private - they demand to passionately kiss even in the presence of children and heterosexuals.
Why do they insist on normalising what has long been taboo in the first world such as the US? Do they have a need to SHOW that they are just as good as heterosexual couples? Why do they wish to perform fellatio and anal sex in front of children and heterosexuals?
The truth is that there is a Sickness going around in the free world where now, anything and everything goes and is not condemned

May 31, 2019
Transgenderism is a mental disease also. The horrible extent that those who are suffering from this mental disease is that they most often get surgical procedures done to have their genitalia removed (in the case of men who were born male) and some females have surgery to present their own genitalia in the form of a penis. Their need to mutilate their sexual parts in order to satisfy their mental afflictions is horrendous.
There are some parents who condone and mollify their sons and daughters' mental illness and who actually stigmatise their child's natural gender when such parent(s) had wanted/preferred a baby of the opposite sex, rather than the one born to them. Such parents are also in dire need of psychiatric care for what they are doing to their own offspring.
But these present-day mental health professionals are doing and following the will of their LGBT patients now in publicly condoning their homosexual behaviours.

May 31, 2019
What a bunch of bullshit! I am 72 years old and worked in the field as a heavy construction pipefitter. Never once did I tell anyone that I was straight. It simply was not necessary.
A perfect example of Cis-Privilege. Just like White Privilege, if you have it you don't even realize it and take your 'rights' for granted.

Only trouble with your ASSumption is I am black and poor.

May 31, 2019
Cis-Privilege -- As far as what gender I was assigned with at birth, I really can't remember that far back nor could I read then. I liked the don't tell, don't ask rule. Trouble is it should have penalties for asking even in the workplace. Now if you tell the repercussions you face should be the same for everyone. Like I said I am 72 and was never asked by anyone at work.

May 31, 2019
The world has been subdued. The ruinous intent of growing pops to support industrialization and massive armies of conquest has served its Purpose.

Science will one day overcome political correctness and explore the true nature of gaydom.

Tin foil hats on! The gov is making us gay!

There's a lot of science studying gayness and its has also been reported here on phys so you should have seen them. For example the latest article: https://phys.org/...ity.html

The article has lots of good options but doesn't give you the exact answer. I somewhat believe in this explanation: "One is the "bisexual advantage" model where animals with a more fluid sexuality are more likely to reproduce". That one does not work for trans-people but this one would: "if the gene were 'feminizing' in the sense that it would lead to females having more offspring so it would be passed on in spite of being disadvantageous for a male's own reproduction"

May 31, 2019
Did you know it's "natural" for animals to occasionally engage in same sex sex? Either domestically OR in the wild...
Yeah like I say, gaydom is a natural form of population control. Any species will produce more offspring than can be expected to survive to maturity. Female rabbits (does) in overcrowded Warren's will absorb unborn fetuses. Many such growth-limiting examples.

Humans did not invent gaydom. The option developed long ago and resides dormant, ready for activation.

But males born with female genitalia and vice versa are mistakes, as any trans person will tell you. As are cleft palates, club feet, autism, psychopathy, dwarfism. We should want to know why they happen so that we can prevent them.

And we can add to this any genetic abnormality that we dont want to have in our offspring.

But we should also want to know if any of these are being triggered by environmental contaminants. We should also want to know if there are more gays now than in the past, and why.

May 31, 2019
The gov is making us gay!
1) Overpopulation is the single greatest enduring threat to human existence. Always has been. No matter what anybody will tell you.
2) It is unreasonable to assume that the single greatest threat to human existence has been left unaddressed. The fact that we're still here, confirms this.
3) You can make a long list of monumental cultural sea changes within the last few generations which have all directly affected the growth rate. We may have been given separate explanations for all of them but the undeniable FACT is, their primary affect beyond all else has been to REDUCE GROWTH.
4) Their timing, the effort needed to institute them, and their success in achieving growth, INDICATES that this is expressly WHY they happened. They were planned, orchestrated, and managed to achieve a predetermined goal.
5) And when you accept all this you begin to appreciate the likelihood that this sort of manipulation has been the norm throughout history.

May 31, 2019
SHUN ICKY. Simple.

It is a good time to be old. It is too bad that my off-spring will not enjoy the good life that I have.

May 31, 2019
"One is the "bisexual advantage" model where animals with a more fluid sexuality are more likely to reproduce"
-which makes no sense. A species that tended to expend it's time and energy engaged in non-procreative sex would be overrun by one that didnt. Maximizing growth is how all the major religions we are left with today survived. They outgrew and overran the ones that didnt.

Academia constantly throws misdirection at us. Look at the tabula rasa nonsense. All to promote the artificial acceptance of non-procreative sex, and the destruction of the traditional family unit.

TO REDUCE GROWTH.

May 31, 2019
To believe you otto, I would need to believe that westerns countries would inhibit their population growth but simultaneously let the Asian and African countries benefit from higher population. This would be straight on giving an advantage to them and we, westerns, as the rulers of the world would not do that.

Why is it for you so hard to believe that all this happens naturally? Back in the days birth control was more difficult, children died more often and families needed more work force back home. There's already 3 good explanations why the birth rates have come down without the need of government of evolution.

You know there's also many countries that have problems with falling birth rate. For example, here in Finland the population would diminish without immigrants.

I don't want no more than 1 or 2 children but if I lived, lets say, 500 years ago and had sex like I do today, I would have lots of children working on my fields even thought couple would be taken by diseases.

May 31, 2019
"One is the "bisexual advantage" model where animals with a more fluid sexuality are more likely to reproduce"
-which makes no sense. A species that tended to expend it's time and energy engaged in non-procreative sex would be overrun by one that didnt. Maximizing growth is how all the major religions we are left with today survived. They outgrew and overran the ones that didnt.

It makes sense. Imagine if there's an opportunity to get laid in a gang bang kind of situation but you are so heterosexual that even seeing other men naked makes you soft. Also, there's historical data about that back in the days we lived in small groups, women were "gang banged". When the time was correct to have babies for a woman, all the men had sex with her. Bisexuality makes this a lot easier.

Otto, where is the species overrunning us? We have gay and trans people, yet we dominate.

May 31, 2019
believe you otto, I would need to believe that westerns countries would inhibit their population growth but simultaneously let the Asian and African countries benefit from higher population
??? How do they 'benefit' from overpop? And how do we 'allow' them to do this?? We currently prevent them from forming armies and caliphates and getting nukes. And we try to restrict their hordes of refugees from flooding our countries with varying success.
You know there's also many countries that have problems with falling birth rate... finland
What makes you think it's a problem?
would have lots of children working on my fields even thought couple would be taken by diseases
Usually half would die before maturity from disease, accident, and conflict. But because of technology

May 31, 2019
It makes sense. Imagine if there's an opportunity to get laid in a gang bang kind of situation but you are so heterosexual that even seeing other men naked makes you soft. Also, there's historical data about that back in the days we lived in small groups, women were "gang banged". When the time was correct to have babies for a woman, all the men had sex with her. Bisexuality makes this a lot easier
Christ.

"Darwin (1871) considered the possibility of (violent) intergroup competition in (early) hominid/human evolution in his tentative explanation of the evolution of morality and other specifically human qualities:
"There can be no doubt that a tribe including many members who, from possessing in a high degree the spirit of patriotism, fidelity, obedience, courage, and sympathy, were always ready to give aid to each other and to sacrifice themselves for the common good, would be victorious over most other tribes; and this would be natural selection"
Cont>

May 31, 2019
The purpose of sex is the successful transfer of YOUR genes from one gen to the next. What man would expend the time and effort to compete for the right to impregnate a woman who was already pregnant?

The tribes that could limit internal squabbling over repro rights would have warriors willing to leave their women alone back home while they go off to fight. These warriors would be much more willing to sacrifice themselves for comrades who were not trying to steal their wives. Etc.

Otto, where is the species overrunning us? We have gay and trans people, yet we dominate
Hey did you know there are no gays in Iran? They throw them off roofs. Currently europe and the US are being flooded with refugees from religionist cultures with similar mindsets.

This is what outgrowing and overrunning looks like.

May 31, 2019

Why is it for you so hard to believe that all this happens naturally? Back in the days birth control was more difficult, You know there's also many countries that have problems with falling birth rate. For example, here in Finland the population would diminish without immigrants.

I don't want no more than 1 or 2 children but if I lived, lets say, 500 years ago and had sex like I do today, I would have lots of children working on my fields even thought couple would be taken by diseases.
says Cortezz

The problem with the dependence on immigration from non-White countries to enlarge the population of any European nation that has low indigenous population growth is that, eventually, the immigrants will outgrow and take over the indigenous native communities. Such an extensive immigrant growth into traditionally White countries will have a bad effect on the 'natives' as they will find that the immigrants' demands that Islam be adopted for all without exceptions.
-contd-

May 31, 2019
-contd-
After many years of non-White immigration where the immigrants are generating their own population growth continuously, European nations/governments will not be able to expect such immigrants to assimilate into the culture of their host nations. Rather, it will be the indigenous White populations/communities that will be forced to assimilate with the Islamic religion(s) and will be expected to give up their White women to the 'lust' of Islamic men.
This is known as a "silent coup", where the invader asks for asylum and is invited in by the unwitting liberalism of the indigenous politicians and their liberal constituents. It is happening in Sweden and other European nations, as well as in Great Britain. And the indigenous citizens of those nations are not allowed the freedom of self-protection by owning firearms. So they are at a serious disadvantage when they are assaulted and possibly murdered by the non-White immigrants. It was calculated to happen.

May 31, 2019
-contd-

In the ensuing years after the immigration of non-White Islamic populations into European nations is complete, the Caliphate will emerge publicly to take over the liberal governments of Europe. There will be a lot of beheadings.
The White indigenous populations who were actively indulging in homosexuality, transgenderism and bisexuality will find themselves standing on the roofs of buildings before they are thrown off.
Islam does not tolerate the LGBT and their homosexuality will be considered sexual misconduct that disobeys the laws of Muhammad and the Q'uran. However, the very small heterosexual populations of those nations might be spared to become the 'slaves of Islam'.

May 31, 2019
The hesheit doth protest too much, methinks!

Jun 01, 2019
The hesheit doth protest too much, methinks!
says Doug's Nightmare

Hmmm What is a hesheit? Is it animal, vegetable or mineral?

Jun 03, 2019
You don't think falling birth rate is a bad thing? The current economics of the world are based on growth and if the population doesn't grow, neither does the economy. This causes problems. I can go to this more deeply otto, if you don't understand.

Overpopulation means cheap work force which means cheap products which means lots of sales. This is one reason why China's and India's economies are flying. If you think western govs inhibit growth here but let others grow like bunnies, that is exactly allowing them to get and advantage.

The thing with the many men doing one women is that then the baby was considered the "tribes". No man knew for certain whose each baby were so all babies were raised as if they were their own. This is maximizing the tribes survival because then there's no fighting about the growth of new babies.

Why don't you live in Iran then if you think Iran is the master race? There were lots of homosexuality in ancient Greece and they are thought to be good.


Jun 03, 2019
The problem with the dependence on immigration from non-White countries to enlarge the population of any European nation that has low indigenous population growth is that, eventually, the immigrants will outgrow and take over the indigenous native communities. Such an extensive immigrant growth into traditionally White countries will have a bad effect on the 'natives' as they will find that the immigrants' demands that Islam be adopted for all without exceptions.
-contd-

You have listened too much Trump or where are you basing your claims? I think you have way more immigrants in America than any European country has so we can take tons of more before we are even on the same level. Without immigrants no one would do the cleaning, mcdonalds etc. low level jobs here in Finland. I think it's only good to have low level work force but only if they want to adjust to living here.

It does not work that way that they come here and follow islam laws. Just no, even if trump says it's so.

Jun 03, 2019
You don't think falling birth rate is a bad thing? The current economics of the world are based on growth and if the population doesn't grow, neither does the economy. This causes problems. I can go to this more deeply otto, if you don't understand
Indeed I do understand. Pops dont need to grow anymore. Technology is replacing workers and soldiers at ever-increasing rates. Nobody knows where this is going to lead, not even you.

But one thing is clear, there are far too many people on this planet. And if economic systems cant adapt then they will be replaced. Nothings forever.

Jun 03, 2019
The thing with the many men doing one women is that then the baby was considered the "tribes". No man knew for certain whose each baby were so all babies were raised as if they were their own. This is maximizing the tribes survival
Well that's true. Theres even a name for it. Perhaps you would care to look it up? And there are also reasons why it is very rare except in your fertile imagination.
You have listened too much Trump or where are you basing your claims?
You are assuming that the freak SEU is attempting to discuss something in earnest with you, rather than trolling for sick thrills. Dont engage, turn it off, or respond with foul insults.
I think you have way more immigrants in America than any European country has
But if you had wanted to know you would have looked it up
https://en.wikipe...pulation

-and found out many euro countries are ahead of the US.

Jun 03, 2019
But if you had wanted to know you would have looked it up
https://en.wikipe...pulation

-and found out many euro countries are ahead of the US.

I just checked the wiki-page about ethnicity of USA and it was 72 % white. Most countries in Europe have well over 90 % white people.

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