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Inclusivity for LGBTQI+ colleagues

Inclusivity for LGBTQI+ colleagues

Hello,

My name is Kirstie Amber and I am a Acas Helpline Manager. I started on the Helpline as an adviser and soon became a tutor for new advisers before becoming a manager in 2020. Upon joining Acas I became a part of their LGBTQI+ network which is a national network promoting equality and

inclusivity.

As part of the network I am invited to review workplace policies and procedures, to ensure inclusivity for LGBTQI+ colleagues. We also have a page on the intranet which is a safe space to discuss important topics or just have general chit chat. I recently created two videos that were shared in the

network, the first was all about Manchester’s Canal street and how we pride ourselves in diversity and community. The second was dedicated to pride and a colleague created a beautiful poem to go alongside my video taken during the 2019 Manchester pride parade. The support I received from colleagues for

both videos was immense. These are the kinds of things Acas does to mark significant occasions for our community and by doing so it offers a safe space for colleagues of the community to feel valued and supported.

The Acas Helpline provides free, impartial employment advice for both employees and employers. We are able to discuss a wide range of employment topics including; National Minimum Wage, discrimination and protected characteristics. It is important to understand your rights as a worker and your responsibilities as an employer but there is a lot of complex information out there. We aim to help you apply that information to your situation so that you can make informed decisions when facing workplace matters – making working life better for everyone in Britain.

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Published: 23-Jul-2022

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