LRD Booklets December 2003

Lesbian and gay workers' rights - an LRD guide

Introduction (1052 words)

It's been a long time coming, but from 1 December 2003 lesbians and gay men will finally gain the right not to be dismissed ...

1. The extent of discrimination (1709 words)

There is no doubt that attitudes towards same-sex relationships have changed significantly in this country in recent years, with a growing tolerance of different ...

2. The law (3835 words)

Until the introduction of the Employment Equality (Sexual orientation) Regulations on 1 December 2003, lesbians and gay men had no specific legal protection from ...

3. Bargaining with the employer (5228 words)

The new legislation (see chapter 2) provides a good opportunity for union reps to look again at the employer's policies to ensure that sexual ...

4. Action within the union (1726 words)

The Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 make it unlawful for trade organisations - which includes trade unions - to discriminate against or harass ...

Further advice and information (562 words)

Labour Research Department, 78 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HF, tel: 020 7928 3649, www.lrd.org.uk. Monthly publications Labour Research and Workplace Report contain regular news ...