The percentage of people who identify as gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual rose to a new high in 2022. In today’s inclusive world, employers must foster an environment that celebrates and supports employees of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
While LGBTQ+ employees worldwide have progressed in the workplace, many are experiencing unseen challenges and concealed fears at work that hinder their ability to thrive.
Only 14% of LGBTQ+ employees feel fully supported by their employer and more than half believe their gender identity, expression or sexual orientation has slowed their progress at work, according to a study from Accenture (a Hall of Fame company and No. 4 on Fair360’s 2023 Top Companies for LGBTQ+ Employees list).