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A Reflection on Pride Month: A quarter of LGBT staff believed to be hiding their sexual orientation or gender identity

02 July 2020 #Employment

Last month, consultancy firm Accenture published its Visible growth; visible fears report which surveyed roughly 30,000 employees and 1,700 senior managers around the globe.

According to the report, 31% of LGBT employees reported that they are completely open with their employers or colleagues about their sexual orientation and gender identity. 57% of LGBT staff felt that their gender identity or sexual orientation had negatively impacted their career, by slowing progression at work and only 14% felt supported in the workplace.   These statistics are a stark contrast to the 68% of managers who reported that they believe they create an inclusive and empowering environment for LGBT staff.  

If you would like to discuss steps you can take to support LGBT staff and to make your workplace more inclusive, speak to one of our experts in the employment team.   Equally, if you are an employee and you think you have been discriminated against because of your sexual orientation or gender identity, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


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