Learning to respect lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) people
Respecting lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people
This learning resource about sexual orientation at work explains how the Equality Act protects LGBT employees, jobseekers and customers and is available as either a short video briefing or as a full video based learning course
It is estimated that 1 in 20 people in the UK identifies themselves as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), so there is a strong likelihood that we’ll all meet and work with people with a different sexual orientation to our own at some point in our working lives.
Nevertheless many openly LGBT people face bullying, harassment and discrimination in their daily lives, and many more are fearful of coming out to colleagues and employers for fear of discrimination.
This has a huge potential impact on the well-being, performance and engagement of LGBT people in the workplace.
The Equality Act outlaws discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation against employees, trainees, jobseekers, and customers or clients in the provision of goods and services.
Both the short video briefing and the full length course use a powerful combination of original drama, first-person stories and expert analysis to show how to work successfully with LGBT customers and colleagues and create a fair and tolerant working environment where everyone is treated with respect.
It makes business sense to welcome employees from the LGBT community and make sure that they can confidently be themselves at work.
This is because, as several studies have shown people are far happier and more productive at work if they can be themselves.
If your employees or customers are spending time and energy covering up their true selves in order to avoid harassment or discrimination they are diverting energy that could be focused on being more efficient, and more productive.
Video Briefing Learning Outcomes
This briefing will give a better understanding of:
- what the Equality Act says about sexual orientation
- why certain behaviours are inappropriate and offensive
- the types of prejudice that LGBT people can face
- why you can’t always be sure of someone’s sexual orientation and should not make assumptions
- the importance of respect at work and creating an inclusive working environment.
Course Learning Outcomes
This 49 minute course will give a better understanding of:
- what the Equality Act 2010 says about sexual orientation
- why certain behaviours are inappropriate and offensive
- the types of prejudice that lesbian, gay or bisexual people can face
- why you can’t always be sure of someone’s sexual orientation, and therefore should not make assumptions
- the knowledge and skills necessary to work successfully as part of a diverse team
- how to create a working environment based on respect.
The experts involved in the creation of this learning resource include
- Katherine Cowan – Katherine Cowan Research and Consultancy
- Nicola Dandridge – Head of Equality, Thompsons Solicitors
This learning resource can be used strategically to develop a culture of acceptance, in which all lifestyles are normal, so there is no point in passing comment about another person's lifestyle.
This learning resource can also be used more tactically to help deal with situations in which an employee
- is facing discrimination or bullying from colleagues because of their sexuality, or perceived sexuality,
- when an employer thinks that a team member may become someone who is facing discrimination or bullying as a result of their sexuality, or perceived sexuality.
For further advice on dealing with situations of discrimination related to sexuality or perceived sexuality contact Work Place Learning Centre.
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