A milestone year for LGBT employees

The new Workplace Equality Index is pushing companies to tackle discrimination

27th March, 2016
Representatives from GLEN, EY and An Garda Síochána who spoke at the launch of the Workplace Equality Index 2016. L-R: Eimear O’ Reilly, Workplace Diversity Programme Officer, GLEN; Davin Roche, Director of Workplace Diversity, GLEN; Catherine Vaughan, Global Compliance Leader, EY; John Barrett, Executive Director, Human Resources and People Development, An Garda Síochána

Last year was a milestone for equality for LGBT people in Ireland. Apart from the historic Marriage Equality Referendum, the result of which saw the Irish people become the first sovereign people to choose marriage equality by popular vote, there were other notable advancements, particularly in the area of workplace diversity.

The Dáil passed all stages of the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013 that amends the provisions of Section 37(1) of the Employment Equality Act...

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