In the absence of well-framed employment relations law, setting out mandates of Diversity and Inclusion could be perplexing in terms of identifying the problems, challenges and executing development plans. A diverse country like India faces challenges that are unique and hence attaining inclusion becomes a challenge. This compendium consists of best practices and organizational mechanisms which helped them to achieve true inclusion within the organization.

Lalit Suri Hospitality Group

The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group best practices consist of hiring Transgenders in their hotels.

The American Psychological Association (APA) notes that “transgender people may be straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or asexual, just as nontransgender people can be.” Transgender individuals often suffer discrimination in various aspects of their lives, including employment. Hence for The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, it is imperative for them to be knowledgeable and accommodating toward transgender workers and not tolerate any workplace discrimination against them. Business Case Transgender individuals should receive the same respect and equitable treatment accorded to all employees. Transgender employees’ integration into the workplace is critical for employers for many reasons.

The group also provides one of its kind medi-claim insurance & health cover policy for its employees who are same-sex couples or single parents who have children born through surrogacy or adoption. The medi-claim insurance also covers Sex Affirmation surgeries.

The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group has been successful in establishing a culture of appreciation of differences, provide adequate training and treating all employees fairly. Across the group, they have successfully employed 20 people and have skilled over 100 people from the community.

Sources – Best practices mentioned above are provided by the organisations in the application survey.