Monday, July 10, 2017

Embracing the full spectrum of London’s workforce - CITY AM

by Claire Vyvyan
Originally published: July 7, 2017

With this year’s theme "Love Happens Here" apparent everywhere, the two-week long London Pride festival has been a fantastic demonstration of how inclusive and welcoming London is – a city that is also considered to be one of the world’s greatest business hubs.

However, many would say there’s still opportunity for the capital’s employers to be more inclusive and welcoming.

At work, more than two thirds of LGBTQ employees in the UK, to some extent, feel unable to be open about who they are. They fear being openly disparaged by colleagues or wish to avoid some form of discrimination, which might have serious implications for their wellbeing, their careers and even their safety.