Deborah Moon, HR Consultant, looks at a recent TUC report on the experiences of LGBT+ workers in the UK and the resulting recommendations
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, the legislation which decriminalised most homosexual acts in private in England and Wales (similar legislation was enacted at later dates in Scotland and Northern Ireland). Protection against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation was first introduced into Great Britain in 2003 by the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations. This prohibited direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation on those grounds, protection which is now provided for under the Equality Act 2010.
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