Between April 2006 and March 2007, the Human Rights Commission recieved a total of 66 complaints and enquiries on the grounds of sexual orientation. Thirty-eight percent of those related to employment (25 complaints or enquiries) or pre-employment (2 complaints or enquiries). Discrimination in employment is by far the largest area of concern for GLBT people who approach the Human Rights Commission for help.
The overwhelming message from GLBT groups is that people will fall short of their creative and productive capacities in workplaces that fail to accept their sexual orientation.
NEON's September 2006 issue focuses on EEO issues for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people including unlawful discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation which is covered under section 21(1)(m) of the Human Rights Act (HRA).
27 September 2006
Data needed on GLBT at work A lack of statistical data about GLBT people makes it difficult to assess how they are faring in the workplace.
Gays at work. An interview with Johnny Givins, head of the Gay Auckland Business Association.
Twenty years of homosexual law reform: Have attitudes changed enough?
Out in the workplace. A word from Human Rights Commissioner Joy Liddicoat
Could do better: An interview with gender and women's studies researcher Prue Hyman
Rainbow Youth - Bridge to employment? Young GLBT people need self-esteem if they are to enter the workforce
GLBT in the workplace: News from abroad.
EEO issues for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people