EY has launched an internal guide on gender identity, expression and gender transition to support the Big Four firm’s transgender community.
The guide was developed in consultation with Unity (EY’s employee network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people) and contains information and advice on how best to support people of all gender identities and those going through gender transition.
Maggie Stilwell, managing partner for talent at EY, said: “We want our people to feel they can be themselves at work. This guide helps to empower our people to express their individual gender identities.”
The guide aims to educate and raise awareness about the transgender community and sets a standard for other global tax and advisory firms.
Additionally, the guide was developed in consultation with Stonewall, trans*formation, GLEN and TENI, groups that raise support and awareness of the LGBT communities. In January 2012, Stonewall named EY the most gay-friendly employer in the UK.
In December 2014, EY was named one of the Star Performers on workplace equality.
Ruth Hunt, chief executive of Stonewall, said: “It’s fantastic to see EY continue to place trans inclusion at the forefront of its efforts around diversity and inclusion. We look forward to seeing the huge and positive impact that this work, from a large multi-national like EY, has on trans people’s experiences at work around the world.”
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