Hackney Council named one of the country's most gay-friendly employers

Hackney Council has been named one of the most gay-friendly employers in the country, according to Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index.

The 2014 index, which showcases Britain’s top 100 employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, ranks Hackney 66th overall, up 12 places on last year.

Rankings are based on a 25-question survey from charity Stonewall, covering policy and practice. 

Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council
Hackney Council is committed to ensuring a workplace free from discrimination, where staff can thrive and deliver the very best services and opportunities for our residents. We’re proud of our ranking in Stonewall’s index; Hackney is a diverse borough, so it’s only right that this is reflected in the people who serve our community.
Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council

Ben Summerskill, Stonewall Chief Executive said: “Every single employer in the Top 100 has performed remarkably this year as competition for a place on the list of gay-friendly employers has never been fiercer. This commitment from organisations - across 38 different industries - is changing the face of workplaces for the better for all staff, regardless of their sexual orientation.”