Glassdoor Study Finds LGBTQ Harassment Pervasive in Workplace
There’s no doubt that public sentiment towards LGBTQ individuals has largely improved over the past couple of decades. In just fifteen years, American support of same-sex marriage grew by 30 percentage points to 61 percent approval, according to the Pew Research Center. Meanwhile, transgender celebrities like Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner have ushered in a new era of visibility for trans-Americans. And most recently, the Equality Act — which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity when it comes to employment, housing and more — passed in the House of Representatives.
But despite this progress, new data from Glassdoor shows that LGBTQ individuals still face significant discrimination in the workplace. In a Glassdoor survey conducted by The Harris Poll, more than half (53 percent) of LGBTQ employees reported that they have experienced or witnessed anti-LGBTQ comments by co-workers. Perhaps as a result of this … Read More