Today the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law issued a report (here) about employment discrimination against LGBT people in Utah. From the press release:
The study found that Utah’s LGBT employees are being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Over 43% of LGB respondents and 66% of transgender respondents to the 2010 survey reported that they had been fired, denied a job, or not promoted because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Nearly 30% of LGB respondents and 45% of transgender respondents experienced workplace harassment on a weekly basis during the previous year.***
Discrimination negatively affects employers, as well as employees. Several of Utah’s cities and private employers have already adopted anti-discrimination ordinances and policies protecting sexual orientation and gender identity, suggesting that doing so makes good business sense.
30-45% experiencing harassment? 100% depressing.