Dublin Bus has just launched a comprehensive new Workplace Gender Transition Policy and Guidelines, making it one of the companies leading the way in Ireland with regard to gender identity policies.
Sara Phillips, the Chair of TENI, spoke about the organisation’s partnership with Dublin Bus which helped them to create such a progressive strategy and lauded the transportation company for their work.
“TENI is delighted to work in partnership with Dublin Bus to create one of the most progressive policies on transgender inclusion in the workplace,” Phillips said.
“Dublin Bus is part of the fabric of our capital city and it is encouraging that they both value their transgender employees and are working towards making Dublin a more trans friendly city.”
The Dublin Bus Workplace Gender Transition Policy and Guidelines was created in consultation with TENI and includes guidelines for the HR department, managers and employees on how to support colleagues who may be transitioning.
Dublin Bus’ Employee Development and Equality Executive, Vivienne Kavanagh, disclosed that the new policy and guidelines were created to help “foster dialogue and understanding of trans issues” within Dublin Bus.
We will not tolerate our customers, contractors or people we do business with discriminating against our employees
With over 3,500 people in its employ, Dublin Bus is the largest transportation company and one of the biggest companies in Ireland and is considered to be forward thinking regarding inclusivity and diversity.
CEO of Dublin Bus Ray Coyne confirmed the company’s commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment for its employees.
“We are committed to managing a workplace that integrates, benefits from, and achieves equality for our diverse employees, as well as promoting an inclusive workplace that celebrates and supports diversity,” said Coyne.
“We will not tolerate our customers, contractors or people we do business with discriminating against our employees because of their gender identity. This is also in line with our Dignity and Respect Policy which relates to bullying, harassment and sexual harassment at work of our employees.”
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