Training toolkit for employees


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To ensure that gender- and sex diverse people are more aware of their rights and options when facing discrimination, Transgender Netwerk has created a training toolkit.

  • Tip: Know your rights as an employee; discrimination based on your gender identity is forbidden

  • Tip: Your employer is required by law to provide a safe work environment for their employees

  • Tip: There are several places that can provide you with support, for example a counselor or an anti-dicrimination agency


The position of transgender, intersex, and non-binary people at the job market is worrisome. Almost three-quartes of transgender and non-binary respondents felt they had to hide their identity at work. Nearly 30% had left a job because of an unsafe workplace, almost half had experienced verbal violence, and over had experienced 20% sexual violence. Furthermore, we know that too many gender- and sex diverse people are unaware of their rights at work, and do not know what they can do to stop discrimination. This information was found in the study Trans, intersex, and non-binary people at work in the Netherlands, a research by Transgender Netwerk.

To support trans, intersex, and non-binary people at work, Transgender Netwerk has created this training toolkit. You can use this toolkit to directly learn about your rights, and how you can use them. We have also provided practice scenarios, so you can experiment with interviewing for a job, or informing your manager that you are transitioning. You can also use the toolkit as a basis for a training.


The European project Inclusion4All was funded by the European Union under the ‘Rights, Equality and Citizenship’ program, and co-funded by the Dutch ministry of OCW. ‘Inclusion4All – Trans, intersex, and non-binary people at work’ is a project that ran from 2020 to 2022. We worked together with four international partnerorganisations: lgbti-organisation Háttér Társaság from Hungary, the University of Brescia from Italy, women’s emancipation organisation Surt from Spain, and Zagreb Pride from Croatia. Togehter we worked on fighting discrimination of trans, intersex, and non-binary people at work, by conducting research and creating training modules.

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