A third of LGBTQ+ staff in the UK have hidden their LGBTQ+ identity in fear of discrimination in the workplace. Emma Green, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy discusses using staff input to develop inclusive policies to further LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace.
40% of LGBTQ+ people have experienced conflict in the workplace according to CIPD research. John Peart, Chair of the Civil Service LGBTQ+ Network shares how they developed a mentoring scheme for LGBTQ+ colleagues in the civil service, providing them with the tools needed to develop their careers and overcome challenges in the workplace.
LGBTQ+ people are 1 and a half times more likely to develop depression and anxiety. Sarah Stephenson-Hunter, Staff Disability Advisor and Trans Lead at the University of Oxford shares how we can be better allies in supporting LGBTQ+ colleagues with their mental health.
In 2018, 35% of LGBTQ+ staff reported hiding their sexuality at work for fear of discrimination, according to Stonewall. Ian Adams, Director of Engagement at NHS Resolution shares some reflections on his experience as an Equality Diversity and Inclusion Champion and the positive impact staff networks are having at NHS Resolution.