Allianz Holdings publishes transitioning at work policy

Allianz Holdings has launched a transitioning at work policy which will be implemented across its UK businesses. The policy includes information on the legal context and protections that relate to transgender employees, as well as key considerations and responsibilities for employees and line managers.

Stephanie Smith, chief operating officer of Allianz Holdings and sponsor of the Allianz Global Pride Network, said: “We have always done our best to foster an environment and create a workplace where everyone can thrive but we felt it was important to bring in this new policy to explicitly demonstrate our support for our trans colleagues.

“It provides clarity for everyone, not only on practical HR matters but also how we can all help to create a safe and inclusive environment. A nationwide survey by Stonewall revealed that 51% of trans people have either hidden or disguised their identity at work for fear of discrimination and we don’t want any of our employees to feel that way.”

Mike Crane, D&I executive sponsor, managing director LV= GI Broker and CEO L&G General Insurance, added: “This launch marks another key milestone in our diversity and inclusion journey, and supports our ongoing ambition to celebrate the diversity of our people and ensure that we all feel empowered to express ourselves authentically at work.

“As an employer, we need to ensure that our trans colleagues are able to enjoy an employee experience where they feel validated, accepted, respected and supported. We hope this significant step will help us ensure our workforce is fully diverse and reflects the communities and customers we serve.”

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