Allstate NI named a Stonewall Gold Employer

Published: February 23, 2022

We're pleased to announce that Allstate NI have received an accolade for our commitment to inclusion of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people in the workplace.

This year we received a Gold from Stonewall, the world's second-largest LGBTQ+ charity. For twenty years, the charity has been supporting employers to create welcoming workplaces for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people.

Stonewall, Gold Employer.

According to the charity's research, more than a third of LGBTQ+ staff (35 per cent) hide who they are at work, while one in five (18 per cent) have been the target of negative comments because they're LGBTQ+.

As part of Stonewall's Bring Yourself To Work, the LGBTQ+ equality charity, has published it's Top 100 Employers List, awarded a series of Gold, Silver and Bronze awards to organisations to celebrate their inclusion work. The charity will also be highlighting the importance of inclusion for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people, and the life-changing impact of being able to bring your whole self to work.

Liz Ward, Director of Programmes at Stonewall (she/her) said:
'We spend so much of our time at work, and our career can be a huge part of how we define ourselves. Every single lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer person should be able to be themself at work. From understanding how HR policies, such as parental leave, will affect them, to being reassured that they can speak openly about their lives and partners at the coffee machine, the impact of inclusive workplaces can be life-changing.

'It's fantastic that Allstate NI has gained a Gold for their efforts and commitment to creating an inclusive work environment, and we look forward to seeing and supporting the rest of their inclusion journey.'

The Stonewall Top 100 Employers list this year can be found on the Stonewall website, as well as further information about the importance of LGBTQ+ inclusion.