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Employing Transgender Staff

The Government Equalities Office in GB has published guidance for employers on recruiting and retaining transgender employees. this guidance, produced in partnership with Inclusive Employers, is designed to provide employers with practical advice, suggestions and ideas on the recruitment and retention of transgender employees and potential employees. it is also a useful guide for the managers of trans staff and for trans staff themselves. It also aims to help employers comply with the law in GB, although the principles could be applied throughout the UK.

Recruiting and retaining transgender staff: a guide for employers

NOTE: The Equality Act 2010 does not apply to Northern Ireland. Gender reassignment protection in employment is provided by the (Gender Reassignment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999.

Telephone Enquiry Point

The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.

The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.

While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.

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