Careers Service

Sexual orientation

Legal protection from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation applies to everyone, whatever their sexual orientation.

Sexual orientation and the law

Sexual orientation discrimination includes being treated less favourably because you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or straight or people think you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or straight, or you are associated with someone who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or straight, for example a friend, relative or colleague.

The law applies to direct and indirect discrimination as well as to harassment and victimisation. The law applies to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Useful websites/organisations

Equality & Human Rights Commission - merging the Commission for Racial Equality, the Disability Rights Commission and the Equal Rights Commission, this site offers information on the rights, including employment rights of various diverse groups.

Equality & Human Rights Commission

Prospects Graduate Careers website - in the jobs section you will find a useful section on equal opportunities and then on sexual orientation.

Prospects Graduate Careers website

Stonewall - gay, lesbian and bisexual charity which has a work section including Stonewall's Top 100 Employers

Stonewall

University of Westminster Careers and Student Employment Service -useful online resources to assist Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual (GLB) students and graduates .

University of Westminster Careers and Student Employment Service