Survey on the experiences of LGBT workers

13 March 2017

The TUC is launching a survey into the experiences of LGBT workers to better understand the type of sectors they are in, whether they are out about their sexuality or trans status, their experiences of discrimination and how they access justice.

In 2013 it was reported that 19 per cent of lesbian, gay and bi employees had experienced verbal bullying from colleagues, customers or service users because of their sexual orientation in the last five years. 13 per cent of lesbian, gay and bi employees said they would not feel confident reporting homophobic bullying in their workplace and 26 per cent of lesbian, gay and bi workers were not open to colleagues about their sexual orientation.

If you’re LGBT and female or black you may have experienced racism or sexual harassment as well as homophobic, biphobic or transphobic abuse. The TUC want to also understand how homophobia, biphobia or transphobia are impacted by issues of race and gender. 

You can fill in the survey here.

This survey is open to all workers, whether they are in a trade union or not. The findings of the research will be used for TUC campaigns on these issues and to produce training material for union reps to ensure they can represent all their members. This guidance will also help employers work towards a more inclusive environment including training, getting the correct policies in place and supporting their lesbian, bisexual and trans staff when things go wrong.


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