Supporting Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Staff

Page updated on: 29/03/2023

We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and promoting diversity.  We value all staff regardless of their sexual orientation. Furthermore, we aim to create an environment in which all staff, whatever their sexuality feel equally welcomed and valued, and in which homophobic and other discriminatory behaviour is not tolerated.

What the law says

Under the Equality Act 2010 people with different sexual orientations have protection from discrimination. Under the Act, it is unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of someone’s sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation. It also prohibits discriminating against someone because of their association with someone who is lesbian, gay or bisexual. This applies to all employers.

What support is available

We are proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion organisation. We have a range of equality and diversity related policies, services and networks in place to support all staff including LGBT employees at work. These include: 

There are a number of LGBT groups and helplines that are readily accessible via the internet or through local LGBT services.