20 February 2008
Event to raise awareness of employment law on sexual orientation to take place
An event intended to raise awareness of employment law on sexual orientation and allow employers to discuss how to tackle homophobia in the workplace is set to take place tomorrow (February 20th) in Edinburgh.
Organised by Stonewall Scotland, a group that campaigns for equality and justice for gay, lesbian and transgender people north of the border, the conference is sponsored by Bank of Scotland Corporate, PinkNews.co.uk reports.
Stewart Maxwell, the Scottish minister for communities and sport, is set to address the delegates.
He commented: "The benefits of diversity for business are considerable. Research has shown that the more diverse an economy, the more innovative, high growth and successful it is at attracting talented people."
Recently, employees were advised that time limits apply in the case of certain employment tribunal claims, with allegations of discrimination among those often subject to a three-month window, north-east newspaper the Evening Gazette reported.