The research paper includes the employment landscape for trans workers in the UK, a section around what ‘good practice’ employers do as well as barriers, challenges and suggestions for change and a few case studies.
The need for better inclusion of trans1 or intersex2 employees and jobseekers in the workplace has gradually become more prominent in recent years. The persistent transphobia, negative treatment and aggression which many trans or intersex individuals experience in or while searching for work is widely reported. However, there has been very little research conducted into the experiences of trans or intersex staff in the UK, the implications for the workplace and, in particular for managers and employees.
When commissioning the research on which this report is based, Acas was keen to gain insight from recent UK literature and guidance as well as hear first-hand experiences from stakeholders, trans or intersex employees and employers who are recognised as exhibiting ‘good practice’. A small number of interviews and employer-level case studies were conducted to obtain this data.
This report explores how gender identity is managed in UK workplaces and how it could be improved by exploring the legislation (the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and the Equality Act 2010), most major function HR areas and other key themes that arose during the research."
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