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End workplace discrimination on LGBTs – Gatchalian

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Valenzuela City Congressman Win Gatchalian has urged the public to end the ongoing sexual discrimination on lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) at work.


Gatchalian, who is a member of House Committee on Trade and Industry, reminded employers to stop considering gender in measuring productivity, but rather from their labor evaluation base on results and work attitude.


“Nababahala ako ngayon kasi naaapektuhan ang productivity ng ilan sa mga miyembro ng LGBT groups sa workplaces dahil sa pangungutya at pagdi-discriminate sa kanila sa trabaho,“ Gatchalian said in a radio interview.



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“Bakit kailangan nating isama ang sexual orientation sa pagsukat sa productivity ng isang tao sa trabaho? It should never be the case,” he stressed.


The lawmaker made the call when asked to react on issues involving LGBT groups, following a ruling of the United States Supreme Court recently that upheld the legality of same-sex marriage.


For his part, Gatchalian said laborers should not hinder their co-workers from become more productive just because they have different sexual orientation. (Tim Alcantara)