Jobs for LGBT Parents
LGBT parents have different considerations when it comes to work, parental leave, and childcare arrangements. There are many ways in which the experience of LGBT parents and heterosexual parents have is different and this needs to be taken into consideration. Without doing so, we can unintentionally make things harder for LGBT parents, especially at work.
On this page, we are going to discuss how LGBT parents can find the best jobs for their life circumstances.
One of the biggest things that LGBT parents have to consider when looking for jobs that will suit them is how parental leave works. As opposed to traditional paternity and maternity leave allocations, many LGBT parents will use shared parental leave and/or adoptive parental leave to manage early childcare responsibilities.
Before signing on to any contract, make sure that the company you are considering has policies in place than can cater for your specific circumstances.
Work Environment and Culture
When it comes to looking for a job as an LGBTQIA person, considering the work environment culture is important. You need to work somewhere accepting, diverse and inclusive. Especially if you are an LGBT parent and you will have to discuss your childcare responsibilities with your employer.
You can check what this will be like by researching the company, talking to current and former employers, seeing if they publish their EDI figures and targets, and by asking the right questions during the interview process.
Employer Commitment to Diversity
Finally, LGBT parents will want to work for an employer that really cares about cultivating and promoting diversity. You want a diversity-positive employer that makes a difference in the field of equality, diversity, and inclusion.
Luckily, it is easy to find such an employer with our inclusive job board and directory of inclusive employers on Aspiring to Include.
We can help you find a job opportunity that really suits your life and helps you feel happy and safe for the entire time you work there.
Who doesn’t want that?