Source: Williams Institute
Contributors: Sears, B., Mallory, C., Flores, A.R., Conron, K.J
Topic: Inclusive Language and Culture
Over 8 million workers in the U.S. identify as LGBT. Findings from this new report on LGBT workplace discrimination show nearly 1 in 10 LGBT workers report experiences of discrimination in the past year despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, which extended employment non-discrimination protections to LGBT people nationwide. Of note, over half (57%) of LGBTQ employees indicated that unfair treatment from employers was motivated by religious beliefs (e.g., being told to pray that they weren’t LGBTQ, or “go to hell”). This discrimination negatively impacts employees’ health and wellbeing and reduces job commitment and satisfaction.