Ibec and TENI launch new guidance note on gender identity and expression

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today launched a new guidance note on gender identity and expression in the workplace, supported and endorsed by the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI).

Speaking at the launch, Ibec Head of Social Policy, Kara McGann said: “Transgender and gender variant people are active members of Irish society and play an important role in organisations across the country. It is estimated that 1% of the population will experience some form of gender variance. This means that many organisations will have transgender employees as part of their workforce or will liaise with transgender candidates as part of the recruitment process.

“Ibec is delighted to work with TENI in developing this guidance on gender identity and expression in the workplace, which we hope can inform and educate how employers can best support transgender individuals in their workplace.”

Chair of TENI, Sara Phillips said: “TENI’s mission is to improve the lives and advance the rights and equality of trans people and their families. The business community has an important role to play in ensuring trans people feel recognised and supported in the workplace and we are pleased to endorse Ibec’s guidance note being launched today.”

Also speaking at the launch were Ibec Director of Employer Relations, Maeve McElwee, Ibec Employer Relations Executive, Briana Duffy, and Mícheál O’Leary, Organisational Effectiveness & Employee Experience Manager, the Central Bank of Ireland. 

The guidance note can be found on IBEC’s website here.