4 Ways Small Businesses Can Create A More Trans-Inclusive Workplace

employee experience trans-inclusive workplace workplace inclusion Aug 31, 2022
Trans-Inclusive Workplace

A recent federal appeals court decision granted transgender workers broadened legal protections under the ADA. So, it's a good time for small businesses to reevaluate their current anti-discrimination policies and to find ways to provide the best experience possible for their trans workers. 

If you're an HR professional, you might remember that about two years ago, a Supreme Court ruling stated that Title VII covered LGBT workers. In short, it prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. So, how is this new court decision different? 

Essentially, the new ADA grants people with gender dysphoria the complete protection of the law, requiring employers to provide access to public facilities and reasonable accommodations.

So, what do these workplace accommodations look like, and how can small businesses implement them?

Tune in to this week's episode of While We Were Working to find out!

Sommer and Joey share some tips for small businesses on creating a more transgender-friendly workplace, how to determine if your business meets the new ADA compliance requirements, and some examples of reasonable accommodations.

Joey and Sommer also discuss the importance of training your team. The main reason employees leave organizations is a lack of growth opportunities - a recent survey showed that 74% of surveyed employees feel they aren't reaching their full potential at work due to a lack of proper training and development opportunities. 

You'll learn how to own your role as a leader, how to influence people, and how you can train your team to perform better, communicate better, and embrace your company's culture better.

 

Additional Resources

📰 Article in question: 

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/transgender-workers-rights-expanded-by-gender-dysphoria-ruling

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