Why the Boss May Soon Be Asking: Are You Gay?
Behar, Darren, Daily Mail (London)
Byline: DARREN BEHAR
MAJOR employers are planning to ask staff if they are homosexual in an attempt to cut the risk of huge claims under new discrimination laws, it emerged yesterday.
The legislation, which comes into effect later this year, will allow employees to claim unlimited compensation.
It builds on the sex and race relations rules introduced in the 1970s, which have already led to massive payouts in the City. Bosses' concerns have been heightened by a warning that ignorance of sexual orientations will be no defence.
Now some of Britain's biggest companies are trying to monitor how many gay or lesbian staff they employ.
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