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No let-up on discrimination against gay and lesbian workers

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More than a quarter of gay and lesbian workers have experienced discrimination in the workplace, according to a new report.

The Millivres Prowler Group and Out Now Consulting survey looked at equality and diversity in the workplace for gay men and lesbian women. Respondents to the survey highlighted the importance of employers having robust equality and diversity policies in place, with 61.4% regarding this as very important. More than a quarter said it was quite important.

“There is still a worrying gap between corporate policies and real life in the workplace, as experienced on a daily basis by many UK gay men and lesbians,” says Ian Johnson, CEO of Out Now. “Corporate policies are highly important but UK employers need to do more to ensure the existence of policies actually translates into real day-to-day equality at work for gays and lesbians.”