Workplace Policies

The term workplace policies refers to a range of company-based interventions that clearly outline the company’s position on specific issues, setting out guidelines about how employees should comply with policies and what to expect if policies are violated. Workplace policies cover a wide array of organizational issues including those related to health and safety, pay and reward, maternity and parental leave, handling sensitive data, workplace demeanor, and dress codes. For LGBTQ people, some of the most important workplace policies are directed toward cultivating a nondiscriminatory and inclusive work environment; these are typically framed within organization-wide policies on equality and diversity management. This entry outlines different types of workplace policies targeted at LGBTQ employees and discusses how they affect LGBTQ employees at work; it then goes ...

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