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Iceland may introduce LGBTQ workers 'certificate' for businesses

#Iceland may introduce #LGBTQ workers 'certificate' for businesses

8/8/2020 9:00:00 AM

Iceland may introduce LGBTQ workers 'certificate' for businesses

[REYKJAVIK] The first country in the world to certify equal pay between the genders is floating the idea of a 'rainbow certificate' for businesses that employ LGBTQ workers. Read more at The Business Times.

[REYKJAVIK] The first country in the world to certify equal pay between the genders is floating the idea of a"rainbow certificate" for businesses that employ LGBTQ workers.The National Queer Organisation of Iceland and Reykjavik Pride want guidelines for companies on how to foster diversity and make the labour market welcoming for all kinds of people.

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"We see that there is a will to show support, but this needs to go deeper than waving the rainbow flag once a year," Vilhjalmur Ingi Vilhjalmsson, head of Reykjavik Pride, told Bloomberg."Our vision is that companies could get a rainbow certificate similar to the equal-pay certificate."

The country's finance ministry has agreed to test guidelines on diversity in its offices. Read more: The Business Times »

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