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Government Equalities Office LGBT Roundtable

  • 19th November 2019
  • 10:00 - 13:00
  • 1 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QJ, UK

This is a free event, however there will be a £50 plus VAT admin charge for non-attendance or cancellations received less than 5 days prior to the event.


enei, in association with the Government Equalities Office, invites you to a Roundtable to discuss its 2017 National LGBT Survey results and give input to its strategies on how LGBT inclusion in the workplace can be improved. It showed that:

  • The majority of respondents had a positive experience of being out at work, there remained many negative experiences in the responses
  • 23% experienced a negative or mixed reaction from others in the workplace
  • 11% of those in work had experienced a negative reaction due to someone disclosing that they were LGBT without their permission
  • 77% that had experienced a negative incident in work said the most serious incident was not reported
  • Work to tackle LGBT discrimination in the workplace needs to continue

GEO set out a range of commitments in its LGBT Action Plan including providing free training materials to:

  • Support inclusion
  • Continue to take action on sexual harassment in the workplace

This Roundtable is one of a series to gather the views of employers who are LGBT inclusive and those who are not, and to gauge their level of awareness of issues facing LGBT workers. It will explore issues, barriers and challenges which are limiting businesses from becoming LGBT inclusive and propose appropriate solutions in order to shape policy outcomes. The aim will be to discover and diagnose gaps, specifically from sectors that are underrepresented on workplace indexes. These are small and medium-sized businesses, retail, manufacturing, wholesale, health and social work, education, hospitality (hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars), arts, recreation and entertainment, public administration, information and communications, financial and business services, transport storage, construction, engineering, professional scientific and technical activities, charity, electrical/gas/water, agriculture, mining and quarrying. It is hoped that participants will represent various sectors across several regions.  

The output of the Roundtable will help Government to learn what it can do to assist with ensuring all employers actively promote LGBT inclusion in the workplace and help shape policy outcomes.











Denise Keating, enei


LGBT Action Plan - Introduction

Hajira Mohomed, GEO


Discussion – Employers’ level of awareness of issues facing LGBT employees – how can these be overcome or removed?

Led by Denise Keating


Discussion – What has worked and what has not.   How can existing activities be improved?

Led by Denise Keating


Discussion – Ways of creating an inclusive culture – what are the opportunities?

Led by Denise Keating


Discussion – what can Government do to assist employers to drive LGBT inclusion in the workplace

Led by Denise Keating



Denise Keating


Networking lunch



Event ends



Who should attend?

HR Managers, HR Partners, Heads of HR, HR Directors, Line Managers, Diversity practitioners; LGBT network leads, those who are responsible for HR policy or have a people management responsibility.

Numbers of Participants

15 participants


Free to enei Members