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10% of LGBT people in Ireland have left their job because of discrimination

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10% of LGBT people left their job because of discrimination

Research by the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) found that some 30% of gay, lesbian and bisexual employees in Ireland are harassed at work.

One in ten Irish LGBT people have quit their job because of discrimination at work, GLEN found.

The research also found that employees who were out at work were more committed to their employer than employees who were not out. Out employees reported a better working relationship with colleagues

The group launched Ireland’s first Workplace Equality Index this morning, with aims to find Ireland’s best places to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

“The Workplace Equality Index will push top performing employers in Ireland to new heights. The Index will also provide a framework for employers tackling issues like harassment and homophobic bullying in the workplace” said Davin Roche, Director of Workplace Diversity, GLEN.

Companies employing over half a million employees across the private, public, educational, community and voluntary sectors attended today’s launch.

Entry to the Index is free and open to all employers in Ireland. The best places to work for LGBT people will be announced on September 22.

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