The Diversity and Inclusion Manager introduced a report that sought approval of the updated policy guidance to support transgender employees.
It was explained that the development of a diverse and inclusive workforce, where every employee felt valued and was able to achieve their potential was central to the Council’s aims. The Council was proud to promote itself as a Stonewall Diversity Champion and the revised guidance had been developed in conjunction with best practice advice from Stonewall.
Consultation in respect of the revised Policy and Guidance had also taken place with trade unions, LGBT+ Allies staff group, the Employee Engagement Forum and the Corporate Consultation Forum.
Resolved – That the updated Policy and Guidance on Supporting Trans Employees be approved.