Labor Days

FacebookTwitterDiggDeliciousStumbleuponBuzz Up!Google BookmarksRSS Feed
(0 votes, average 0 out of 5)

Illustration by Jason Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A majority — 51 percent — of LGBT workers continue to hide their identity from most or all co-workers, according to a report from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation that examines the real-life experiences of LGBT workers.The report, “Degrees of Equality: A National Study Examining Workplace Climate for LGBT Employees,” found that, despite significant advances in employment policies at major U.S. corporations, a majority of LGBT workers continue to experience a range of negative consequences because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Younger workers are even more likely to hide their LGBT identity — only 5 percent of LGBT employees ages 18 to 24 say they are totally open at work, compared to more than 20 percent in older age cohorts.

This content has been locked. You can no longer post any comment.