Newcastle City Council ranked 5th in Stonewall’s Top 100 LGBT employers

Newcastle City Council’s continued commitment to inclusivity and equality of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) employees has seen it climb further up the Stonewall Top 100 index.

The LGBT charity annually ranks the country’s top employers, and this year Newcastle City Council has risen closer to the summit to fifth place – the highest position the council has ever achieved. The ranking also makes Newcastle City Council the highest-placed local authority on the list.

In addition, 2019 also sees the local authority recognised as one of Stonewall’s best Trans-Inclusive Employers.

The free to enter index looks at how employers support their LGBT staff in the workplace and ranks the best 100.

All too often lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are not supported to be open about who they are in the workplace which can not only impact on an employee’s performance but ultimately on their health and wellbeing.

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