Workplace Sexual Orientation Discrimination Cases Soar

Sexual orientation discrimination cases have increased 165% since 2015, according to new data from the UK’s Ministry of Justice (MOJ).

The study analysed over 120,000 discrimination cases that went to employment tribunals and included cases of sexual orientation, disability, race, age, gender and pregnancy related complaints.

Sexual orientation claims have increased 165% since 2015/16 to almost 500 cases in 2019/20.

Under the non-discrimination law passed in 2010, a UK employer cannot discriminate against an employee on the basis of a number of protected characteristics including sexual orientation and gender reassignment.

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