How to Foster an LGBTQ-Friendly Workplace—On Paper and In Practice
Written for EO by Warren Fowler, a writer at Resumes Planet.
The past several years have inspired great social changes across countries and business sectors. In many ways, we’re more liberated than ever before, but we can’t get complacent: We still have work to do to fulfill our responsibility to make society more equal for everyone.
Sadly, workplace discrimination remains an issue. I’ve faced it myself in the form of indiscrete interview questions concerning my personal choices and my decision to be who I am.
American law still allows businesses to refuse service to some customers, and “No Gays Allowed” signs are still a thing. The European Union hasn’t incorporated transgender identity in its anti-discriminatory legislation. In practice, laws protect the LGBTQ community from being refused a job, getting fired or being harassed by colleagues over their sexual orientation.