Wellcome wants a research culture with diversity at its heart. But we can’t be an authentic voice for change if we don’t champion diversity in our own organisation. We know we’re not as inclusive as we could be, and we want to change that. So, today we take another step further by launching our new trans inclusion policy.
Wellcome is committed to creating an inclusive and safe working environment for trans people where they are treated with dignity, kindness and respect.
We want our trans staff to be able to live as themselves, and work without fear of discrimination or harassment, regardless of their legal sex or gender assigned at birth.
Our new policy joins a long list of other workplace policies that help Wellcome’s employees feel able to be themselves and to thrive at work.
Our trans policy explains the support that Wellcome will provide to trans employees, as well as information for colleagues about how to support them and how we expect trans staff to be treated. We are also working with Gendered Intelligence, a charity that specialises in trans inclusion, to deliver training to key members of staff.
Wellcome is also happy to be paving the way by providing ten additional paid days of leave for any colleagues who transition. These days can be used before an employee returns to work in their new gender.