Workplace Guides: Network Groups

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This good practice guide is the first in a series of workplace guides from Stonewall, the UK’s leading lesbian and gay equality organisation.

It provides practical advice for employers and employees wanting to set up a lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) employee network group.

It examines the need for LGB networks in the workplace and offers step-by-step guidance for setting up a network that is an effective, long-term resource for employers and employees. It also includes tips to help existing employee networks maintain and develop their purpose.

The guide is based on in-depth research into existing LGB workplace networks. Researchers interviewed 10 organisations of varying sizes and operating in a variety of sectors. All of them are members of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme and all have active LGB networks.

LGB networks are not a complete diversity solution but they are an important step for employers who want to demonstrate their commitment to eradicating homophobia at work.

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