Students Staff
University of Essex

August 29, 2019

Our approach to supporting trans and non-binary staff

Filed under: Equality and Diversity,Inclusion,LGBT+ — Tags: , — Victoria Beckwith @ 4:07 pm

new resource is available, which will be particularly helpful for trans and non-binary individuals, those with management responsibilities for trans and non-binary staff, colleagues of trans and non-binary staff, and Human Resources staff.

Even if this doesn’t seem applicable to you, we really encourage you to familiarise yourselves with this document, as it sets out the University’s approach to supporting new and existing trans and non-binary staff and those who transition while at Essex, and makes clear our broader commitment to celebrating the diversity of our students and staff.

The way in which the University supports trans and non-binary staff is based on five key principles:

  • Staff can self-identify their gender for University purposes
  • No bullying or harassment of trans or non-binary staff will be tolerated
  • The needs of each trans employee will be addressed individually
  • The process of transitioning at work will be led by the person transitioning
  • An individual’s trans status will be kept confidential, in line with the person’s wishes and the law

This document is part of a wider range of our employment policies and procedures; all of our family-friendly policies are inclusive and apply to everyone, including lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff and same-sex couples as well as heterosexual individuals and couples.

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