LGBT Workplace Discrimination

LGBT Discrimination is rampant in most of the United States.

LGBT Discrimination is rampant in most of the United States.

LGBT individuals continue to face widespread discrimination in the workplace. Studies show that anywhere from 15 percent to 43 percent of lesbian, gay or bisexual persons have experienced some form of discrimination and harassment at the workplace. Moreover, a staggering 90 percent of transgender workers report some form of harassment or mistreatment on the job. These workplace abuses pose a real and immediate threat to the economic security of  LGBT workers.

It is imperative that Congress act quickly to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, to ensure that all Americans are judged in the workplace based on their skills, qualifications, and the quality of their work. Right now, too many of our country’s LGBT workers are being judged on their sexual orientation and gender identity— factors that have no impact on how well a person performs their job.

Visit the HRC website for more information.

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