Diversity Issues

This event is an opportunity for Gender Network Chairs/leads to come together in a confidential environment to discuss common issues and good practice, along with solutions.
This toolkit provides guidance, advice and best practice on how to equalise the earnings and positions of women and men in your organisation and close your gender pay gap.
You’ve calculated your gender pay gap, now you can explore the data in more detail. Why, in 2019, do women earn on average less than men and what’s driving your gender pay gap?
LGBT+ people make up between 2-5% of the population of the UK but are still experiencing high levels of discrimination in the workplace and significant inequalities, especially around mental health and wellbeing.
Working with Pride combines insights from two of BITC’s flagship studies (Mental Health at Work and Equal Lives) produced in partnership with Mercer Marsh and Santander, to shine a light on the issues facing LGBT+ people in the workplace. The report finds that:
Nearly three-quarters of LGBT+ people said that they had experienced mental health problems relating to work (74%)
Experience of mental health issues was a third higher among LGBT+ employees
Younger LGBT+ employees were found to be particularly vulnerable
Gay & bi+ employees are not accessing carers’ support as much as their colleagues
Based on the findings in this report we have made three core recommendations for businesses to act upon: Recognise, Respond and Role Model.