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Britain’s best employers for trans people revealed

Stonewall has revealed a list of what it believes to be Britain’s best employers for trans and non-binary staff as part of the annual run-down of its Top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers.

Coming top of its list is the world’s second largest international law firm, Baker Mckenzie.

Though the list is compiled of companies which have put themselves forward for recognition, it is still taken as a reflection of positive practices in the employment sector. There is no Stonewall list of those employers failing to protect LGBT+ people or actively discriminating against them, however.

Noneteheless, this is the first time ever the charity has marked employers specifically on trans inclusivity, as well as their lesbian, gay and bi-inclusive policies.

The National Assembly for Wales has taken the number one spot as overall LGBT+ empoyer for the first time, after coming fifth in last year’s list.

This year, it introduced a raft of measures to improve the workplace for trans staff like updating their workplace systems to offer an Mx title as well as space for staff to give their own gender term on forms.

The Assembly has also introduced gender-neutral facilities across the entire organisation and created innovative and inclusive training and policies that demonstrate a true commitment to LGBT, including non-binary, staff.

Earlier this month, Stonewall released research showing 51% of trans people have hidden their identity at work for fear of discrimination or abuse and that one in eight have been physically attacked by colleagues or customers in the past year.

More than 430 organisations took part in this year’s index. Each organisation must demonstrate their expertise in 10 areas of employment policy and practice, including networking groups, senior leadership, procurement and how well they’ve engaged with the LGBT community.

 

Top 10 LGBT-inclusive Employers:

  1. National Assembly for Wales
  2. Pinsent Masons
  3. Gentoo
  4. Cheshire Fire & Rescue
  5. Lloyds Banking Group
  6. Baker McKenzie
  7. Berwin Leighton Paisner
  8. Citi
  9. Newcastle City Council
  10. Victim Support

 Top trans-inclusive employers (unranked):

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner
  • Cardiff University
  • Gentoo
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • National Assembly for Wales
  • Pinsent Masons LLP
  • Swansea University
  • The University of Manchester
  • Victim Support
  • Your Homes Newcastle

 

 

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