Congress and GLEN lgbt guide 2011

Congress and GLEN lgbt guide 2011

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Summary

This guide is presented in partnership with GLEN (the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network).

Equality in the workplace is a key priority for the approximately 130,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender1 (LGBT) people at work in Ireland. There has
been huge social and legislative progress for LGB people in Ireland over the last 20 years. There are a substantial range of legal protections in force which
protect LGB employees including the Unfair Dismissals Act, the Employment Equality Acts and the Civil Partnership Act. While progress has been slower
for transgender employees, European Court judgments have expanded the prohibition on the gender ground in the Employment Equality Act to also include
transsexual people. This guide is to inform unions and LGBT workers about their rights at work.