Government LGBT action plan

Guest article kindly supplied by KLC Employment Law.

The Government Equalities Office has announced an action plan pledging to improve the lives of LGBT people.  The action plan comes in response to the largest national survey of LGBT people in the world.  The survey, which had over 108,000 respondents, showed that LGBT people are experiencing prejudice on a daily basis and 23% of respondents reported that people at work had reacted negatively to them being LGBT.  The action plan will include a £4.5m fund to address inequality and support the delivery of actions in the plan in areas including health, education, personal safety and the workplace.  Page 20 sets out the GEO’s plans for the workplace.