Transfer – A Journey

leaflet-all-about-diversityThis seminar offers a learning opportunity for you, your organisation and your employees on how positive interaction with the trans* community can and will benefit your bottom line.

So what is it, why do you need it and how will it generate wealth for your organisation?

In a nutshell, the seminar provides a number of benefits.

  • Improve employee relations
  • Protect your customers and clients
  • Protect your profits
  • Improve HR Skills and knowledge
  • Help to avoid expensive legal hiccups
  • Earn a reputation as a business that values everyone
  • Provide some insight to you and your employees of how to interact with Trans* people’s

Igenderbread-person-3-3-minimaln recent months Trans* has gone national, the BBC programme “Boy meets Girl” has proved a success with a positive representation of a Trans* character accessible to everyone.

(Trailer Below).

We now have to look at how this increased visibility is likely to impact on the workplace.

We all have a vested interest in looking after each others well-being, not just ethically but from a legal point of view as well. This is an important part of an employers responsibility and they can be liable when that protection falls down.

Gender reassignment is one of the protected characteristics covered by The Equality Act 2010, these are:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion and belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

Falling foul of this act is a costly business for any organisation, in the latest statistics, the payouts for a discriminatory act reached £729,347 in the highest case, and £54000 as the average. (Source)

It is not just deliberate acts that run the risk of invoking the act, simple mistakes and misunderstandings can result in legal action.

  • Are you and your organisation sure that everyone understands the complexities involved?
  • Do you?

In essence, are you ready for the opportunities and challenges ahead?

As the Trans* community heads into the mainstream, more people are finally able to live how they wish, and that is an important step.

The next step is to make sure; that we, whilst caring for our employees and the organisations we represent, provide excellent service to  potential clients and customer whoever they are.

Join us on one of our seminars and improve your understanding and your reputation.

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