Everywhere you look this month companies have changed their logo to a rainbow version for Pride. Additionally, lots of protections have recently been adopted to prevent discrimination in hiring as well as on the job. Society has come a, much needed, long way when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights and acceptance in the workplace. However, in light of COVID-19, LGBTQ+ advocates worry that there may be setbacks for LGBTQ+ workers. They have publicly asked companies to continue to focus on the commitment to equality and inclusion in the workplace. And is all of this just for marketing and show or do these companies actually support their LGBTQ+ employees?
Workplace social media platform Fishbowl decided to check in with users to see if employees feel their employer’s commitment to LGBTQ+ employees is strong enough to drive cultural change. They asked one simple question: “Do you believe the policies, benefits, and practices at your company properly support LGBTQ+ employees and their families?.” Responses were limited to a simple yes or no and over 13,000 professionals answered.
- Overall: Nearly two-thirds of employees say “Yes,” the policies, benefits, and practices at your company properly support LGBTQ+ employees and their families.
- Locally: In North Carolina, a total of 605 workers answered the survey, with 82.31% saying their companies properly support LGBTQ+ employees.
- By Industry – When looking at the results by industry, Tech had the highest percentage of profession saying their workplace culture properly supported LGBTQ+ workers. Following Tech, were HR and Consulting. Teaching professionals had the lowest percentage indicating a supportive work culture.
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