Whether or not ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is one of your guilty pleasures, Chaz Bono has helped to bring the issue of gender identity to the forefront of American culture. The issue is now reaching the workplace as well.
Organizations need to be proactive with updated diversity training to prevent harassment and discrimination claims as new legislation is passed.
A person’s appearance, expression, or behavior of their gender, regardless of their assigned sex at birth.
The laws specify that a person cannot be discriminated against simply because they do not behave or present themselves in accordance with the gender they were born. Employers must treat the employee according to the gender for which they identify. This can quickly become an issue if your current diversity training does not this cover this newly protected category.
Now is a perfect time to launch a diversity training program that includes gender diversity to prevent implicit bias and encourage a discrimination free environment. Contact us to see a demo of our online Diversity Training that covers gender identity.
The addition of this protected class may mean accommodations and diversity training you've never before considered. To maintain a fair workplace, treat the employee in accordance with the gender they express.
We know how difficult it is to maintain a fair and discrimination-free work environment. Workplace Answers can help – get more information on discrimination & harassment in the workplace and diversity training.
We also offer our Slate Learning Management System (LMS) that allows you to track the completion of all of our online compliance training courses including diversity training. You can use our SLATE LMS to add new employees, send automated training reminders, and generate completion reports on demand – all without any IT help!
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