Despite gains over the past 15 years, a high percentage of participants reported that their employers do not have, or that they are unaware of, antidiscrimination policies regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression — indicating that there is room for improvement among employers to adopt such policies and ensure that employees are aware of them.
High rates of SGM employees have taken actions in the past 3 years to avoid discrimination in the workplace.
- Overall, nearly half of respondents reported taking at least one of the listed actions to avoid discrimination in the workplace in the last 3 years.
- 13.7% quit their job and 42.6% had to stay in the closet. These rates are higher among those who did not report that their workplaces had all 3 antidiscrimination policies.
A lower but not insignificant rate of participants reported perceived acts of discrimination in the workplace in the past 3 years.
- 5-7% perceived that they were forced to resign, transfer to a different department, or were removed from direct contact with clients or customers.