Dublin Bus introduces new measures to support trans issues at work 5 years ago

Dublin Bus introduces new measures to support trans issues at work

Dublin Bus has launched an advance set of guidelines on gender transition in the workplace for all employees to benefit from.

The company that employs over 3500 members of staff teamed up with Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) to come up with strategies that will help those who want to transition while in the workplace.

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As it’s inevitable that employers and colleagues will become involved in their workmates transitioning in some shape or form, it’s important that everyone is aware of the progressive procedures in place.

The guidelines introduced include recommendations for employees, managers and Human Resources on how to promote and provide a super supportive environment for those who are transitioning.

The Diversity and Inclusion Office at Dublin Bus is also committed to providing a free counselling service to employees during any difficulties or worries they may be experiencing.

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Vivienne Kavanagh, Employee Development and Equality Executive at Dublin Bus said,

“It may be daunting for an employee to approach their manager in the workplace on this issue. These guidelines were created to help foster dialogue and understanding of trans issues. Just as there are gay, lesbian and bisexual employees in Dublin Bus, there are also employees who are trans.”

Undoubtedly there are plenty more workplaces that could take heed from such progress and measures that are currently being implemented here.

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