Tuesday, March 7, 2017

"Do not ask intrusive personal questions": How HR can support LGBTIQ employees - HC ONLINE

by HCA
Originally published: March 6, 2017
Publisher: http://www.hcamag.com

In 2016, the Australian Workplace Equality Index found 45% of LGBTI Australians hid their sexuality or gender identity at work because of fear it may damage their career.

Marcela Slepica, clinical services director at AccessEAP, said workplace managers play a crucial role in breaking down stigma and preventing discrimination in the workplace by modelling acceptance and tolerance for individuals.

“Do not ask intrusive personal questions which have no bearing on the person’s role with the workplace and let them choose how much they want to share with you and their co-workers,” said Slepica.