Workplace Diversity

Equality in the workplace is a key priority for GLEN and for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Ireland. GLEN’s priority is that workplaces are safe, respectful and inclusive for all employees and in particular lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. GLEN works with employers, employers bodies, trades unions and statutory bodies to develop good and best practice in supporting LGBT diversity in the workplace.

Work to Date

1998

  • Employment Equality Act

2000

  • Equal Status Act

2008

  • GLEN and The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) hold workplace conference 

2010

  • Civil Partnership: GLEN has played a central role in securing the passage of the Civil Partnership Act 2010 and its commencement in January 2011. The Act has a number of important practical benefits for LGB employees and involves compliance issues for employers. Read more
  • Launch of GLEN Workplace Guide: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Diversity in the Workplace Read more

2011

  • GLEN and The Irish Congress of Trade Unions launch Being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender at Work: A Guide for LGBT People and Trade Unions. Read more

2012

2013

  • Launch of LGBT Recruitment Directory 2013/14
2014
  • 30,000 people work in a Diversity Champion member company
  • Launch of LGBT Recruitment Directory 2014/15
  • Launch of Working It Out LGB Workplace Research
2015
  • Launch of Workplace Equality Index
  • Launch of LGBT Recruitment Directory 2015/16
  • 85,000 people work in a Diversity Champion member company (Oct 15)
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