Brussels, 12 June 2019
ILGA-Europe welcome the adoption of Zaborska Report on equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation which was supported by the European Parliament yesterday.
In this section you can find out how ILGA-Europe is working against discrimination and exclusion of LGBTI people in employment.
On 10 May 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its judgement in the case of Jürgen Römer v Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg which dealt with the issue of whether lower supplementary retirement pension for registered same-sex partners compared to married partners constituted unequal treatment.
2nd edition, May 2007
Yesterday the Latvian Parliament voted to support an amendment to the country’s Labour Law to explicitly ban sexual orientation discrimination in employment.
Today the Latvian Parliament rejected a proposal to include sexual orientation in the Labour Law.
ILGA-Europe's report examines the implementation of the 2000 EU employment equality directive and identifies further needed action to acheive greater equality for LGB people in employment.
There is a clear need for the EU to move quickly to complement the measures introduced in the area of employment with further legislation designed to prohibit discrimination.