Best Practices Regarding Gender Identity in The Workplace
Webinar Details $219
- Webinar Length: 90 Minutes
- Guest Speaker: Wendy Sellers
- Topic: Human Resources
- Credit: HRCI 1.5, SHRM 1.5, ATAHR 1.5
The topic of gender and gender identity at work has become a mainstream conversation yet is complicated and a risky territory on the legal front. During the pandemic, the Supreme Court ruled that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity constitutes discrimination "because of sex". With proper training, updated policies and on-going communication by/ for HR, managers and employees, your company can become (or remain) an inclusive environment that stays out of expensive legal territory.
Learning Objectives Covered During This Session:
- Understand the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as the connection to sex discrimination,
- Be aware of the importance of HR and managers knowing federal, state and possibly local laws regarding gender identity discrimination in the workplace,
- Be familiar with recommended policies and practices for inclusivity – from the use of preferred names and pronouns, lockers rooms, restrooms, and even dress codes.
In the past, we left our personal identity and business at home. But today, employees bring their whole selves to work, and companies claim they want this so they can have a satisfied, engaged, and productive team. For most employees who identify as a non-traditional gender (i.e.: male or female), surveys have shown that they actively hide their gender identity at work. The result is costly. The Center for American Progress indicated that companies in the USA lose an estimated $64 billion annually because of replacing workers who left due to unfairness and discrimination. You should attend to not become part of this type of expensive statistic.