In April the TUC published a survey in which 74% of those questioned thought employers should not be able to sack workers because of their sexuality. Meanwhile 77% felt bosses shouldn’t be allowed to treat a lesbian or gay worker less favourably, and 71% supported long-term same-sex partners receiving equal treatment in pensions and staff benefits.
The ‘Straight Up!’ Campaign calls for:
- Outlawing direct and indirect discrimination on the grounds of sexuality, lifestyle and/or relationships in employment, the provision of goods and services, the housing market and the workings of the state and public authorities;
- Protection against victimisation for anyone claiming their rights under the new law;
- The right to bring actions at an Employment Tribunal.