Making the decision to undergo gender transition can have profound implications on one’s livelihood, and few employers are equipped to respond supportively, compassionately, and competently.
A positive sign is that the 2014 Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index shows that over 300 US-based companies now offer transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits. Best practice approaches to facilitating gender transition in the workplace exist, but are not readily accessible to the majority of HR professionals and others in the business community who would participate in the process.
We have within our network a team of experienced professionals who have participated in this process, representing the employer, the employee, and service provider roles.
Drawing on a model developed by the Boeing Corporation, and in conjunction with nationally-recognized experts like Lori Fox, we love to share our expertise when it leads to assuring the dignity and safety of everyone involved.
If you represent an employer or other organization who needs to better understand this critical process, contact us today.
The ITWA is committed to helping employers across Indiana establish transgender-inclusive policies, programs, and workplaces.