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UK: Peer support needed for LGBT+ employees

LGBT+ employees are more likely to experience conflict and harassment at work than their heterosexual and cisgender colleagues, research from the CIPD has found.

A study of more than 15,000 workers found that two in five (40 per cent) LGB+ employees and more than half (55 per cent) of trans workers experienced conflict in the workplace over the last 12 months, compared to just three in 10 (29 per cent) heterosexual and cisgender employees.

The survey, part of the CIPD’s LGBT+ working lives report, also found 16 per cent of LGB+ workers and 18 per cent of trans employees felt psychologically unsafe in the workplace, compared with just 10 per cent of heterosexual workers.

LGBT+ employees more likely to experience harassment at work, CIPD report finds (peoplemanagement.co.uk)