1986 Letter Department of Labour to IDATU re Sexual Orientation in Employment Equality Legislation

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Title

1986 Letter Department of Labour to IDATU re Sexual Orientation in Employment Equality Legislation

Subject

Gay Rights
Trade Unions
LGBT Employment Rights
Employment Equality Legislation
Sexual orientation
Employment Equality Act

Description

Letter sent by Ruairi Quinn, Minister for Labour, to John P. Mitchell, General Secretary of IDATU (Irish Distributive and Administrative Trade Union). This is a response to letter from Mr. Mitchell requesting a change in the Employment Equality Act to include discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. This was part of a wider campaign seeking protection for LGBT workers rights in Ireland. Gay Rights groups regularly lobbied Irish Trade Unions to support these rights and to campaign for change.
The Minister asked the Labour Department to consider incorporating such a provision. Sexual Orientation was finally included in the Irish Employment Equality Act in 1998.

Creator

Ruairi Quinn, 1946- Minister for Labour 1983-1986
Office of the Minister for Labour

Source

Kieran Rose Collection

Date

1986-10-06

Contributor

John P. Mitchell, General Secretary, IDATU (Irish Distributive and Administrative Trade Union)

Rights

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Format

Letter

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

1986
Ireland

Files

1986 Letter Dept Labour to IDATU .jpg

Citation

Ruairi Quinn, 1946- Minister for Labour 1983-1986 and Office of the Minister for Labour, “1986 Letter Department of Labour to IDATU re Sexual Orientation in Employment Equality Legislation,” Cork LGBT Archive, accessed November 18, 2019, http://corklgbtarchive.com/items/show/190.

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