Idea Exchange: How Newcastle became a top LGBT employer
Published: 12 Mar 2018 By EWEN WEIR
Newcastle City Council has been ranked as one of the best employers in the country for its commitment to equality and diversity by Stonewall, the national LGBT (lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender) charity. The council has been placed ninth in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2018, a leap of 29 places from last year.
The free-to-enter index looks at how employers support LGBT staff and ranks the top 100. All too often lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are not supported to be open about who they are in the workplace. This can impact both on an employee’s performance and their health and wellbeing.