Report Finds "Pervasive" Anti-LGBT Workplace Discrimination in Utah (Care2)
A report by the Williams Institute at the University of California together with the advocacy group Equality Utah found that LGBTs in Utah experience "pervasive and persistent" workplace discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The findings will be distributed among state lawmakers Wednesday in a push for an inclusive non-discrimination and housing policy.
From KUER Local News:
"Forty-four percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual Utahns and sixty-six percent of transgender people report that they had been fired, denied a job, or not promoted because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The study from UCLA'S Williams Institute is based on an Equality Utah survey of about 1,000 LGBT Utahns. Cliff Rosky of the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law is one of the study's co-authors. He says more than a third of respondents gave detailed descriptions of their experiences.
At least 30 percent of gay respondents and forty-five percent of transgendered workers reported being verbally harassed on a weekly basis in the past year."
Complete article at Care 2 : http://bit.ly/fRrOnI