Alliance Employment and Learning spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has welcomed the continuing work by the Employment and Learning Minister, Stephen Farry, to raise awareness among employers of the issues affecting lesbian, gay and bisexual employees. The Minister participated in the ‘Why diversity matters, the business case for workplace equality’ event hosted by Belfast City Council and the Rainbow Project. The event is closely linked to the Department for Employment and Learning’s two year ‘Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Equality in Employment Project’ which was awarded to the Rainbow Project in November 2012.
Chris Lyttle MLA said: “I welcome Minister Farry’s continuing work to raise awareness of the issues affecting lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in the workplace.
“The scheme that was awarded by the Department for Employment and Learning to the Rainbow Project, aims to make the workplace a safe and welcoming place for people from all backgrounds. We must ensure that workplaces are free from discrimination.
“The Minister is playing his part in delivering a shared future by ensuring that diversity is embraced so that every employee has the chance to reach their full potential.”