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Gender identity and intersex

Who should attend

Equality and inclusion professionals, managers, and workplace champions.

Synopsis

Aren’t we all a little non-binary, perhaps a bit ‘tom boy’ or with a ‘feminine side’? QUILTBAG is an acronym coined to be more inclusive towards minorities. It goes beyond LGBT but it still does not capture all the expanding identities. Arguably, the more inclusive your organisation becomes, the more likely it is that you will encounter a widening range of gender expression because your people will feel more able to be themselves.

Gender identity and fluidity can present challenges for employers, managers and staff. The Equality Act has not kept pace and nor may your policies, including your health insurances and HR systems. The Government is reviewing gender recognition rules and Acas has issued new guidance on trans employees. These roundtables provide a space to consider what ‘less favourable’ means in the context of people who do not conform with ‘usual’ gender norms.

Programme

09.00 registration and coffee, 09.30 start

Gender and sexual identity and the law

  • the Gender Recognition Act (2004): reminder of key provisions
  • unlawful disclosure of ‘protected information’
  • gender reassignment under the Equality Act 2010
  • Government consultation on streamlining gender change: self-declaration?
  • provision of goods and services: single sex facilities

Language and terminology

  • gender and/or sexual identity
  • non-binary, gender fluid and gender dysphoria
  • helping staff to use the right words: gender neutral conversations

A personal story

  • unique in every instance
  • planning, success, difficulties and hindsight

Acas guidance and fostering inclusion and confidence

  • helpline examples and competing rights
  • creating a transitioning at work policy and communicating it
  • support for individuals and colleagues

Case-law illustrations and Q&A

  • MB v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions: transgender woman refused state pension at age 60
  • Bisson v Conder Ltd: use of toilets by trans customer
  • Chapman v Chief Constable of Essex: trans police officer and harassment

13.00 close, followed by lunch

Download the full Gender identity and intersex training programme

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Speakers

Julie Dennis
Head of Equality & Inclusion

Before taking up her current role Julie led inclusion strategies for the Land Registry and a fire service. She provides expert advice, guidance and training.

A representative of a:gender

a:gender is the inclusive support network for staff in Government Departments and Agencies for gender reassignment, gender identity, gender expression and intersex.

Georgina Voogd
Associate

Georgina helps clients with day-to-day employment issues including discrimination concerns. She is the Cardiff office LGBT+ network representative and recently arranged for colleagues to march in Pride Cymru. She has worked on secondment for a UK based global plc providing HR advice.

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