Workplace guides

A series of good practice guides for employers containing practical ways to implement working practices and interesting case studies to ensure an inclusive workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff.

 Changing for the better

Changing for the Better: How to include trans people in your workplace

This guide is a practical resources for organisations specifically wanting to ensure that their workplaces are supportive and inclusive of their trans staff. It outlines employers' legal obligations and examines the nature of anti-trans discrimination and harassment, and the impact this type of discrimination can have on individual staff members, the work environent. productivity and an organisation's external reputation.

The guide is split into five main sections:

  • The business case
  • The legal framework
  • Effective policy and procedure
  • Ten steps to begin workplace trans inclusion
  • Key trans terminology in use in Scotland

Download a pdf. version of Changing for the Better

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Procurement: Embedding lesbian, gay and bisexual equality in the supply chain

This guide provides practical advice for organisations on the benefits of encouraging their suppliers to improve their workplaces and services for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. The guide features case studies from Diversity Champions.

 

The guide is split into five sections:

  • The Business Case
  • Policies
  • Tendering process
  • Working with chosen suppliers
  • Holding suppliers to account

Download a .pdf version of the Procurement guide

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Straight Allies: How to help create gay-friendly workplaces

Straight people have a critical role to play in creating gay-friendly workplaces. Stonewall Top 100 employers routinely tell us that ‘straight allies’ have been key to advancing fair treatment of their lesbian, gay and bisexual staff.

 

 

 

This guide is split into five sections:

  • Why be a straight ally
  • At the top
  • Senior managers
  • Line managers
  • Straight allies at every level

Download a .pdf version of Straight Allies guide.

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Marketing: How to Market to Gay Consumers looks at the marketing cycle and suggests how to involve your lesbian, gay and bisexual community to get it right.



 

 


The guide is split into four sections:

  • The business case
  • Pioneering marketing initiatives
  • How to get there - ensuring the organisation is ready before launching your initiative
  • Following through - steps to take after launch

Download a .pdf version of the Marketing guide.
 

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Religion and Sexual Orientation: how to manage relations in the workplace

Since 2003, legislation has been in place to protect lesbian, gay and bisexual people from discrimination in the workplace. Similar legislation exists to protect people of faith. The fact that these were introduced at the same time led some to believe that trying to uphold both would lead to conflict.

The employers who are members of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme tell us that conflicts are very rare.

This guide is split into four sections:

  • Not a new issue
  • Where to draw the line
  • Case studies - responding to issues
  • How to prevent and respond to incidents

Download a .pdf version of the Religion and Sexual Orientation in the Workplace guide.
 

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Bisexual People in the Workplace: practical advice for employers 

Stonewall knows that people perform better when they can be themselves and despite many great strides that have been made to achieve sexual orientation equality in workplaces across Britain, many bisexual men and women still feel unable to be themselves at work.

 

 

The guide is split into four sections:

  • Key issues for bisexual staff
  • Developing effective policy and procedure
  • Engaging bisexual employees
  • Evaluating success and continuing progress

Download a .pdf version of the Bisexual People in the Workplace guide.

This guide was produced with the support of the Home Office.


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Career Development

This workplace guide equips organisations with the information they need to understand the specific career development needs of their lesbian, gay and bisexual staff and how to respond to them. By highlighting examples of best practice, Stonewall research enables organisations to build reputation, improve performance and avoid risk.
 

 

The guide deals with the following topics:

  • The business case
  • Developing inclusive career development policies
  • Examples of career development initiatives
  • Communicating initiatives
  • Evaluating their success 

Download a .pdf version of the Career Development guide.

This guide has been produced with the support of Morgan Stanley.

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Bullying: preventing the bullying and harassment of gay employees

Our third Workplace Guide is designed to equip organisations with the resources they need to understand the nature of anti-gay bullying and harassment, the legal obligation for employers and the impact this type of discrimination can have on individual staff members.  

 

 

The guide deals with the following topics:

  • Building the business case
  • Effective policy and procedure
  • Improving reporting

Download a .pdf version of the Bullying guide.

This guide has been produced with the support of UBS.

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Monitoring: how to monitor sexual orientation in the workplace

Monitoring sexual orientation in the workplace enables organisations to examine the experiences of gay and lesbian people working there and to measure the outcomes of the organisation's equality and diversity initiatives.  Stonewall's research indicates that there is a strong business case for monitoring sexual orientation, with benefits for the organisation, its employees and its clients and customers.

 

The guide deals with the following topics:

  • Building the business case
  • Preparing to monitor
  • What to ask and how to ask it
  • What to do with the information you receive

Download a .pdf version of the Monitoring guide.

This guide has been produced with the support of Nationwide Building Society.

 

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Network Groups: setting up networks for lesbian, gay and bisexual employees

A lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) employee network group is a formal mechanism for enabling lesbian, gay and bisexual staff to come together to share information and support.  Stonewall's research shows that it is a valuable workplace resource that can benefit the organisation, employees, customers and clients.




 The guide covers the following areas:

  • The business case
  • What LGB networks do
  • Setting up an LGB network
  • Communicating the network
  • Maintaining and developing the network

Download the .pdf version of the Network Groups guide.

This guide has been produced with the support of Aviva and Morley Fund Management.


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