Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, Thammasat University or Thammasat Business School (TBS) has introduced a new curriculum “LGBT and Human Resource Management” aiming to reduce social stigma toward the LGBT community, workplace discrimination, and support human resource development to improve the organization.
In 2019, according to a study from the United Nations Development Program (UNPD), even though Thailand is seen as a country where there is little discrimination toward the LGBT community. In reality, LGBT people’s rights in many workplaces across the country are still limited. Some people are being discriminated against and that gets in the way of them finding a job and even maintaining one.
There are two types of discrimination: discrimination that is in the official rules or convention of the organization found in the work contract. For example, there might be a rule prohibiting LGBT people to work in some position, saying that they should get paid less, forcing them to quit the job and hinder their work progress. Another type of workplace discrimination is more of an unofficial way. This is often found in the everyday behavior of people in the organization and the overall environment. For instance, they might be bullied or treated inappropriately by their peers and bosses.
To tackle this problem, Consulting Networking and Coaching Center – CONC Thammasat, TBS, will be hosting “LGBT Inclusive Workplace: A Practical Training for Employers and HR Professionals” as part of the new curriculum.
This training is designed based on research and experiences of skilled HR professionals. With this training, CONC planning to meet the demand of modern workplaces in adapting to changes in the world. And human rights, equality, and putting an end to discrimination are what the world is moving toward with great speed.
The training will bring together the understanding of different sexual orientations and human resources knowledge of the entrepreneurs, directors – of both public and private sector – HR professionals, interested public and people working in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Human rights.
“This program’s takeaway is that Everyone is equal. There shouldn’t be any discrimination against one’s sexuality. To make sure that no one is discriminated against is a basic human right,” said Assoc.Prof.Dr.Ruth Banomyong, Dean of TBS.
The “LGBT Inclusive Workplace: A Practical Training for Employers and HR Professionals” is part of the faculty’s LGBT and Human Resource Management curricula. This curriculum will be part of many people a life-long learning journey in the fast-paced world, making them equipped with practical skills to prepare them for changes.
“LGBT Inclusive Workplace: A Practical Training for Employers and HR Professionals” will be hosted from 9 am – 4 pm on November 26, 2020, at 60th Anniversary Thammasat Building, Thammasat University, Tha Pra Chan Campus.