by Meka Beresford
Originally published: April 29, 2017
A study has found that bullying within the tech industry is driving away LGBT hopeful candidates.
The Tech Leavers Study surveyed over 2000 professionals who had left a position working in the tech industry and found that 20 per cent of LGBT employees had experienced bullying within the work place.
24 per cent of LGBT employees had experienced public humiliation or embarrassment, compared to just 13 per cent of non-LGBT people.
Nearly two thirds of the LGBT surveyed said that the bullying contributed towards their decision to leave the company.