Work in an environment where you can be yourself.
At Pretlak, we believe that diversity in a workplace provides a lot of benefits and nobody should be discriminated against. Employers supporting our manifesto therefore declare that they will create and maintain an inclusive workplace for their employees. That way the candidates can feel free to be themselves in their future jobs, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender, age, ethnicity, religion or medical disability.
1. We treat each person fairly and exactly the same.
2. We solve problems in the workplace and we take measures to prevent them.
3. We unite employers who care about the happiness of their employees.
4. We’re interested in how people feel and we’re listening to them.
5. We spread awareness about diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Inclusion is all about creating a safe environment in which each individual can be themselves. In this bias-free environment people tolerate and support each other and they have the same opportunities. A person in a functioning inclusive environment feels they fit in and doesn’t have to deal with any form of discrimination.
The meaning of diversity or variety is a difference, or rather differences, between individuals or groups. Visible variety is a diversity in age, gender, ethnicity, religion, medical disability, sexual orientation, education or nationality. When talking about invisible diversity, we touch aspects such as different thinking, life experience or mental life.
Abbreviation LGBTQ+ is for sexual minority populations. These five letters represent lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, queer or ‘questioning’ people who are still not sure about their sexual preference. There are often other letters and the plus sign added for other sexual identities such as pansexuals, polyamorous people, asexuals, etc.
Queer is a common term for people not identified as heterosexual or cisgender (people with gender identity which matches the sex one was assigned at birth). This term is often interchanged with the term Drag Queen - an artist, often man, who dresses up in women’s clothes for an original artistic performance. Drag queens typically wear extravagant clothes, wigs and heavy make-up.
What is the Diversity charter?
What does it mean to be a signatory of the Diversity charter?
Are there any organizations specializing in this topic that can help me as an employer?
How should I, as an employer, proceed with creating an inclusive environment for employees from LGBTQ+ community?
What we at Pretlak think you can do as a first step towards diversity and inclusion in your company?