Inclusion in the workplace is about welcoming individuals for who they are and the talents they bring to the organization. And that includes individuals from the LGBTQ+ community. LGBTQ+ is an acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer, with a “+” sign to recognize the spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities.
While progress has been made in raising awareness of the benefits of a more diverse and inclusive workplace, 75% of LGBTQ+ employees surveyed reported experiencing negative day-to-day interactions at work related to their LGBTQ+ identity.
Ensuring that policies, practices and training are inclusive of LGBTQ+ employees strengthens workplace culture and fosters a psychologically safe environment in which all employees feel they can bring their authentic selves to work, resulting in more creative thinking and higher engagement and productivity.
From a legal and compliance perspective, employees are protected against workplace discrimination and harassment based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. This means that important employment decisions — such as recruiting and hiring — can’t be based on these protected characteristics and that people can’t be discriminated against or harassed at work because of them.
This course is part of Traliant’s Building a Culture of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Suite that includes:
- Diversity Equity & Inclusion at Work
- Unconscious Bias
- Microaggressions in the Workplace
- Cultural Competence
- Religion, Spirituality and Beliefs
All courses are available in a Healthcare version.
Online Training: LGBTQ+ Inclusion
This 15-minute course introduces employees to some of the workplace challenges facing members of LGBTQ+ community, and actions that individuals can take to build positive relationships with their LGBTQ+ coworkers. Short videos, viewer tweets, and recent statistics on LGBTQ+ employees provide additional insights on being an ally and avoiding assumptions, stereotypes, and other negative conduct.
This course covers these topics and more:
- LGBTQ+ terminology and concepts for how people identify themselves
- Issues, behaviors and assumptions that impact LGBTQ+ employees and others
- Practical insights and actions that support LGBTQ+ teammates
- Different ways to be an ally
The Traliant Difference
Our modern, interactive approach to online compliance training is designed to help organizations create a safe, ethical and inclusive work culture. Traliant courses are mobile-optimized for access on any device and can be easily customized to reflect your organization’s policies, culture, branding and leadership message.
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