13 March 2017: TUC launches survey into experience of LGBT people at work
The TUC has launched a new survey into how lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people find working life in the UK.
Changes in law were introduced to end discrimination and prejudice, but the TUC is concerned that LGBT people are still experiencing difficulties at work.
The survey will help towards its investigation into the experience of LGBT people at work. The TUC will use the findings to:
- campaign on the issues most affecting LGBT people in the UK right now
- produce training material for union reps to ensure they can best protect and represent their members
- help employers create a more inclusive work environment – including training for staff, getting the correct policies in place to prevent discrimination, and supporting LGBT staff if things go wrong
TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, said: “It’s vital we understand what modern working life is like for LGBT workers, so we can challenge prejudice and have a zero-tolerance policy to homophobia, biphobia or transphobia.”
If you’d like to take part in the survey to help campaign for a better working life for LGBT people, click here.