Make sure that all of your organization’s practices and employee benefits are equal and inclusive. A company should have a clear protocol on preventing and dealing with discrimination and harassment, that takes sexual and gender minorities into account.
Communicate the importance of LGBTQIA+ inclusivity and integrate it into your company’s values. Your employees should know that diversity is appreciated and that there is a zero tolerance for discrimination and harassment.
Take the diversity of sexuality and gender expression into account in all your materials, forms and communication. Avoid gendering language.
Offer possibilities of networking for LGBTQIA+ employees and allies. Peer support is an important factor in the well-being of a work community and it promotes the cooperation of employees from different backgrounds.
Name an Equal Treatment and Equality representative. Remind your employees that everyone is still responsible for creating and maintaining an inclusive work environment.
Assess how equality and equal treatment have actualized in your company. Anonymous questionnaires give important feedback on the work environment and its practices.
Offer your employees training on LGBTQIA+ and diversity. Gaining knowledge is a crucial part of developing an equal work culture.
Co-operate with LGBTQIA+ NGOs. By supporting NGOs you advance the rights of sexual and gender minorities both in the workplace and society.
Be consistent and take sexual and gender diversity into account in your everyday work. It is important to take part in LGBTQIA+ events, but advancing equal treatment and equality takes year round commitment.
Notice discrimination based on multiple traits – many individuals can be in multiple marginal groups at the same time and be discriminated against for different reasons. Companies should acquire knowledge on minorities within sexual and gender minorities.