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Bias in the Workplace: Consistent Evidence of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

  • Author(s): Badgett, M.V. Lee;
  • Lau, Holning;
  • Sears, Brad;
  • Ho, Deborah
  • et al.
Abstract

This report reviews more than 50 studies over the last decade and demonstrates a disturbing and consistent pattern: sexual orientation-based and gender identity discrimination is a common occurrence in many workplaces across the country. Surveys of GLBT individuals, studies of the sexual orientation earnings gap, and controlled experiments all provide evidence of discriminatory treatment.

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