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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Wolfson Seminar - The ups and downs of LGBs’ workplace experience: discrimination, bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in Britain by Professor Helge Hoel

3rd March 2015, 12:30 to 14:30, Room 452, Durham Business School, Mill Hill Lane, Durham

The Wolfson Research Institute, the Centre for Medical Education and the Business School are delighted to welcome Professor Helge Hoel to deliver the seminar 'The ups and downs of LGBs’ workplace experience: discrimination, bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in Britain'.

Registration is essential for catering purposes, please register here.

This seminar will be based on a recently completed research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) by researchers at the University of Manchester and Plymouth University into lesbians, gay men and bisexuals (LGBs’) experience of discrimination, bullying and harassment. Based on a multi-method approach, combining a nationwide and representative survey, interviews with LGBs, HR managers and union representatives, as well as focus groups with heterosexual employees, important new insights into an often overlooked minority group have been gained. Particular attention will be given to the findings emerging from one of the case studies undertaken within a large NHS trust.

12:30:Tea/Coffee and Light Lunch available in Room 418, The Lounge, Business School.

13:00: Lecture by Professor Helge Hoel

14:00: Questions and Answers

14:30: Close

Biography

Helge Hoel (BEd, MSc, PhD) is Professor in Organisational Behaviour in Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. He is the Principal Investigator of a UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded study of the experience of discrimination, bullying and harassment in the workplace of Lesbians, Gay men and Bisexuals (LGBs). He has carried out several large-scale research projects on workplace bullying, including the first nationwide study of bullying in Great Britain and a study on the effectiveness of anti-bullying interventions. He has written and contributed to a number of books, articles and reports in the areas of bullying, violence and harassment, including commissioned works for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions and the International Labour Organisation (ILO). He is the Director of Manchester University's Fairness at Work Research Centre (FairWRC).

Registration is essential for catering purposes, please register here.