EU Parliament calls for action to better trans people’s job situation

LGL welcomes the European Parliament’s adoption of the Zaborska Report [1] on equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation. Amongst other things the report also calls for trans people’s improved access to justice, proactive measures, non-discrimination laws, and trans-friendly workplaces. It is to highlight in particular that

LGBT employees unable to come out more likely to leave

LGBT employees who feel unable to come out at work more likely to leave their jobs – and cost business millions. Report suggests that the UK economy could save £678m a year if businesses better implement ‘diversity and inclusion’ policies.   Businesses are squandering millions replacing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees who quit after

New European Parliament report in the making on a future EU LGBT equality roadmap

Today the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) will start working on a new strategy against homophobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. This roadmap would serve to guide EU and Member State actions, while respecting the principle of subsidiarity: the Commission would use its powers under EU treaties,