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

By M.V. Lee Badgett, Holning Lau, Brad Sears, Deborah Ho
June 2007

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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