A major new study published by the TUC has found that more than one in three (36%) of LGBT people have been harassed or bullied at work.
More than 5,000 LGBT people responded to the survey, making it the most comprehensive workplace survey of LGBT people in the UK. The findings are both shocking and surprising:
Harassment and discrimination:
- More than one in three (36%) of LGBT workers have been harassed or bullied at work.
- Nearly two in five (39%) LGBT workers have been harassed or discriminated against by a colleague,
- more than one in four (29%) by a manager and
- around one in seven (14%) by a client or patient.
This harassment and discrimination could include anything from “jokes” at the expense of LGBT people, to bullying, or blocking someone’s career development.