LHBTI1-discriminatie en werk | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 22, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1388-3186
  • E-ISSN: 2352-2437



As a result of a changing mentality in the 1980s in the Netherlands, the dismissal of workers because of their sexual orientation started to raise public indignation and contributed to the creation of lesbian/gay (later: LGBTI) groups in trade unions. Since then, discriminatory dismissals have become outlawed. These union groups, however, had and still have a broader agenda: inclusiveness in collective labour agreements and improving the social climate at work are major issues. Issues that still need to be studied include discrimination and exclusion mechanisms faced by bisexual and by intersex workers and how unions can stand up against these.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): collective labour agreements; discrimination; legislation; LGBTI; SOGI; trade unions
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