Transgender discrimination

04 May 2016

A Totaljobs' survey of more than 400 transgender employees from different industries in the UK suggests that inequality is alive and kicking.

A Totaljobs survey of more than 400 transgender employees from different industries in the UK suggests that inequality is alive and kicking.

60% reported they had experienced transphobic discrimination (mainly from colleagues, but also from management and during interview). 36% of trans workers have left their jobs because of an unwelcoming environment, and 43% of those surveyed said that when applying for jobs, they actively seek out companies that have trans-friendly policies.

But there are some positives too; just over half of those surveyed said they believe that acceptance and understanding of trans employees has improved in the workplace because of more media focus on trans issues.

You can read the full report by clicking here.

There’s clearly still some way to go. Whether you currently employ transgender staff or not, we’d recommend a read through this government guidance (pdf download) on recruitment and retention, and handling day-to-day issues.


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