LGBT+ in the workplace: success and struggles

Event details

This event has already taken place.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) are joining forces to run an inaugural LGBT+ event. The event will highlight the barriers to LGBT+ staff succeeding in the workplace and aim to raise awareness of how their friends and colleagues can support them. The event brings together a wide-range of speakers:

  • HSE, ONR, and external organisation staff will each reflect on their career and how being LGBT+ has shaped and influenced it;
  • Prospect trade union’s national LGBT+ network organiser presenting on the real and current issues LGBT+ staff face in the workplace; and
  • Stonewall will give the audience the benefit of its long experience and advice on how to be an ally.

Attendees will be able to enjoy refreshments during the intermission, purchase a slice of cake (with all proceeds going to an LGBT+ charity), and take advantage of the stalls run by the Prospect and PCS trade unions where advice and material on supporting LGBT+ colleagues will be available.

The event is taking place between 10:00 and 13:00 on the 31st October at the HSE/ONR offices of Redgrave Court in Bootle, Merseyside. Civil servants are welcome to take advantage of any spare places and attend. Bookings can be made by contacting the HSE/ONR LGBT network.