Creating Inclusive Workplaces for LGBT Employees in India

Published: October 22, 2012

CONTENTS

FOREWORD
By Community Business     2
By Goldman Sachs and IBM     3

SECTION 1: SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY – A BUSINESS ISSUE?     5
Why Should Businesses Care?     6

SECTION 2: THE INDIAN CONTEXT     11
Overview     12
The Cultural Context     12
The Legal Context     16
Key Issues for LGBT Individuals in India     19

SECTION 3: CREATING INCLUSIVE WORKPLACES FOR LGBT EMPLOYEES     24
An Approach for India     25
Recommendations for Employers     26
1. Equal Opportunity Policies     26
2. Diversity Training     29
3. Diversity Structure     32
4. Benefits     35
5. Corporate Culture     37
6. Market Positioning     39
7. Monitoring     42
8. Community and Advocacy     44

CONCLUDING REMARKS – LEADING THE WAY

APPENDICES
Appendix 1: Advisory Group and Individual Contributors     45
Appendix 2: LGBT Terminology     47

REFERENCES      49

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