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Sexual orientation discrimination

25 November 2016

Sexual orientation is a particularly sensitive personal issue, and also involves the right to privacy under the Human Rights Act 1998. An added complication is that individuals can choose whether or not to be ‘out’ in the workplace, so employers are unlikely to know the sexual orientation of all of their employees.

This Inbrief provides a general summary of the main features of the law and gives practical advice on how to manage its impact in the workplace.

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