Workplace bullying of LGBT people remains unacceptably high

Workplace bullying of LGBT people remains unacceptably high

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http://touchstoneblog.org.uk/2015/11/workplace-bullying-of-lgbt-people-r...

Are LGB and T people more likely to be bullied? The evidence is clear but seems to contradict studies of changing social attitudes.

The figures for bullying on grounds of sexuality or gender identity are grim and they always have been. For decades the routine bullying and harassment faced by workers who are lesbian, gay or bisexual – or who are thought to be – has been the top of the list of the forms of discrimination faced by LGB people at work.

It is harder to measure the impact of such behaviour on trans workers only because it has achieved recognition in its own right more recently. As we approach this year’s Trans Day of Remembrance (20 November), the death toll of trans people murdered just because of who they are is sufficient evidence of widespread bigotry.

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