We know that employers of all shapes and sizes want to create a safe and inclusive workplace environment where all employees feel safe and affirmed, especially the most marginalized. Right now the LGBTQ+ community is facing challenges all across the country, especially transgender and non-binary workers and families. With access to gender-affirming care being stripped away in states across our country, there are steps employers can take to show they care and understand the circumstances LGBTQ+ families are facing. Physical and psychological safety are essential for employers to consider for all their employees, especially transgender and non-binary employees and families.
Employers can show their commitment to transgender and non-binary inclusion by taking these simple steps.
Review these Employee Benefits, Workplace Policies and Best Practices for Inclusion:
Inclusive Transgender Healthcare
Travel & Lodging Services for Access to affirming healthcare
Mental Health and Wellness Programs to support employees and their dependents
Employee Relocation Benefits
Hybrid/Remote Working Opportunities
Time off from Work
Inclusive Dress code policy
Support employees transitioning at the workplace
Review internal policies for inclusive language
Create Employee Networks (ERGs) that support Transgender employees and families
Provide employee training on the transgender community
Non-discrimination policies, benefits and other practices that include LGBTQ+ workers are essential for businesses as they compete for talent and customers. Learn more and find more resources to support your transgender and non-binary employees here.