Stonewall have published research, at https://www.stonewall.org.uk/lgbt-britain-work-report, on the discrimination faced by the LGBT community in the workplace. Included in their findings, based on a survey of more than 3000 LGBT employees are:
So, despite the knowledge that discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender reassignment are illegal (Equality Act 2010), we all have a lot more work to do. A report by Glassdoor, at https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/employers/blog/10-ways-support-lgbt-employees, explains how helpful that can be and offers some practical solutions. They also note that diverse businesses are successful ones; diversity helps draw top talent and foster innovation and people perform significantly better when they can be themselves.
Suggestions from Glassdoor include
Glassdoor point to Mi5 as being good at training more than people; they were recently named as one of the top employers for LGBT equality.
At SHU Law we recognise that the ongoing prejudice faced by members of the LGBT community can be far reaching and go beyond the workplace. If you need legal advice then please call our team on 0114255891 or 0114256666.