Guide

Employing and supporting LGBT workers

Introduction

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people choose not to disclose their sexuality or gender identity at work for fear of homophobia, transphobia, exclusion or discrimination.

As an employer, you should create and encourage a workplace environment that is open and inclusive for all staff. This will ensure you comply with your legal obligations and leads to a happier and more productive workforce.

This guide outlines your legal responsibilities as an employer to ensure you do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender reassignment. You will find practical tips on how to create a workplace that includes and supports LGBT staff.