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Trans and intersex staff: true selves at work

Who should attend

Equality and inclusion professionals, managers, and workplace champions.

Synopsis

As your organisation becomes fully inclusive, and your staff feel more confident about bringing their true self to work, the more likely it is that you will encounter a widening range of gender identities and expression. Your staff may celebrate a colleague’s individuality but they may lack confidence about the right words to use.

The law has not kept pace with social change and your policies, including health insurances and HR systems, may be out of date. These briefings cover gender-based rights and norms, and the Acas guidance. We also provide a space to consider what “good practice” looks like in the context of recruiting and retaining trans, non-binary or intersex employees.

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

- 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

Acas guidance and fostering inclusion and confidence

- helpline examples and competing rights

- creating a transitioning at work policy and communicating it

Case-law illustrations and Q&A

- Bisson v Conder Ltd: use of toilets by trans customer

- the Christian doctor and his use of pronouns

- tweeting about ‘self-identification’

13.00 close, followed by lunch

Download the full Trans and intersex programme.

Speakers

Details of speakers can be found in the PDF.

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