Serving the Trans* community – is your business ready?

Selection Recruitment’s latest seminar, in association with Polka Dot Consultants, will be held on Thursday 4th May 2017 in Manchester. Click HERE to book your place.

As businesses and public services, we’re all bound by the laws laid out in the Equality Act 2010.

This Act enshrines the right to not be discriminated against for Trans* people in the same way as we would not discriminate against someone on the grounds of race, sexuality, age or religion.

In the last two years alone, claims under the Act have cost individual employers – like you or I – from £20,000 to over £500,000.

These claims have happened for numerous reasons, however, the most important aspect of the law and the one that we all have the most to be wary of is that the discrimination does NOT have to be intentional, malicious or unlawful.

Mistakes in this area are costly, not just financially, but through irreparable damage to your brand’s public image. This can be devastating to a business like yours.

Ask yourself the following:

  • Are you, your employees and business clued-up enough not to make a costly error?
  • Are you and your organisation sure that everyone understands the complexities involved in serving the Trans* community?
  • Can you be sure the wrong behaviour at the wrong time could not cost you thousands?
  • Do you know the different types of discrimination you could accidentally commit?

As the Trans* community head into the mainstream, more previously-marginalised people are finally able to live how they feel comfortable, and that is an important step.

This heightened visibility, and our continued drive as organisations, to embrace equality and diversity makes a powerful case for being informed, and this seminar will begin that process.

Are you ready for the exciting opportunities and the challenges ahead?

Join us on our ‘Transfer’ seminar in Manchester, where we explore these issues and celebrate the latest step to an inclusive, equality-driven environment in which we can all succeed together.

Remember, it is not just deliberate mistakes that run the risk of invoking the Act, simple misunderstandings can and do result in legal action too.

 

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