The latest addition to the XpertHR good practice manual provides guidance on creating an inclusive workplace for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) employees.
The good practice guide explains the importance of building an inclusive workplace for LGB employees and identifies the main barriers that prevent them from feeling at ease and respected. It describes the actions that employers can take to create an inclusive workplace for LGB employees, including: raising awareness about LGB issues; raising the profile of LGB employees; equal opportunities training; inclusivity in the recruitment process; career development; preventing and dealing with bullying and harassment; employee networks; and monitoring.
Bivonas LLP and other v Bennett EAT/0254/11 The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the employment tribunal was entitled to find that a gay barrister was discriminated against when he discovered a memorandum that made derogatory comments about his sexual orientation.
The XpertHR policies and documents service includes a policy on dealing with harassment complaints, which employers should use to give employees who believe that they have been harassed or bullied a route to raise a complaint either informally or formally, and a diversity policy and procedure, which employers should use to outline both the company's policy on diversity and its strategy for bringing the policy to life.
The XpertHR quick reference section pulls together in one place key employment law facts, including sexual orientation discrimination awards 2012/11, the bands of compensation for injury to feelings and the time limit for bringing a discrimination claim in the employment tribunal.