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Tag Archives: Equality Act

Charity launches survey on experiences of non-binary people

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A Scottish charity has launched a survey to find out more about non-binary people’s experiences of using services, their views on legal gender recognition, and their experiences in employment. The Scottish Transgender Alliance (STA) –  which works to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion within Scotland – has decided to consult with non-binary people as part ...

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UK research show anti-lesbian and gay job-seeker discrimination

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A survey published today suggests that discrimination against lesbian and gay job seekers is commonplace across the United Kingdom. Dr Nick Drydakis of Anglia Ruskin University carried out a research that included 144 first-time job seekers students from 12 randomly selected Universities across the UK making 11,098 applications to 5549 firms. Results indicated that gay and lesbian applicants were 5 ...

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Smith Commission: Equality not devolved to Scotland

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The Smith Commission report launched on Wednesday has not recommended full devolution of equality legislation to the Scottish Parliament, reserving the Equality Act 2010 to Westminster. According to the Smith Commission Report, Section 60, “The Equality Act 2010 will remain reserved. The powers of the Scottish Parliament will include, but not be limited to, the introduction of gender quotas in respect ...

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Aberdeenshire joins Stonewall’s Straight Ally programme

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Aberdeenshire Council has announced its participation in the Straight Ally programme run by equalities charity Stonewall Scotland, on Thursday. The Straight Ally programme aims to promote full equality in the workplace and appoints “Straight Allies’ within organisations as to create a culture where this can happen. As part of the programme, which focuses on supporting LGBTI people in the workplace, ...

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