Trade Union Congress Report: The Cost of Being Out at Work

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) conducted a research to better understand the experiences of LGBT+ workers across the UK (pdf), in July 2017. This research provides statistical evidence as well as the stories of LGBT+ workers to give voice to those experiences.

The report found that:

  1. Nearly two in five (39 per cent) of all respondents have been harassed or discriminated against by a colleague, a quarter (29 per cent) by a manager and around one in seven (14 per cent) by a client or patient.
  2. Only a third of respondents (34 per cent) reported the latest incident of harassment or discrimination to their employer, one in eight (12 per cent) reported it to HR.
  3. Almost half of trans people (48 per cent) have experienced bullying or harassment at work compared to just over a third (35 per cent) of non-trans respondents.

Read the full report (pdf).