New Transgender Awareness Course Seeks to
End Widespread Workplace Discrimination
First-of-its-kind e-learning course teams experienced trainer with ZipMart’s education marketplace to help businesses meet legal requirements and support employees
Los Angeles, Calif. – The rights of transgender Americans have never been so hotly debated. Whether in the military, in schools, in athletics or in the workplace, ending transgender discrimination has become one of the civil rights causes of this decade. And with a new estimate out last week that there are 1.4 million transgender Americans – double previous figures – it’s an issue that touches every community in the country.
Now an experienced transgender awareness trainer is teaming up with education marketplace ZipMart to launch a first-of-its-kind, HR Certification Institute-approved course to help businesses create a truly inclusive workplace – and understand their responsibility and liability under the law. The course is featured on ZipMart.com as well as available for licensing. With 90% of transgender men and women still experiencing harassment at work, workplace discrimination impacts businesses of every size in every industry.
“The simple truth is that in many organizations, most colleagues and managers don’t understand the issues, don’t know how to manage an employee transition or even which pronouns to use,” said trainer Carolyn Weiss, who herself transitioned after a year-long conversation with management while working at the City of Los Angeles. “This course is designed to change all that. It will lower the risk for businesses while preventing discrimination against men and women who truly need their colleagues’ support.”