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Less than half of LGBT+ employees feel comfortable ‘being out’ at work

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“When it comes to internal actions, employers should remember that employees value the opportunity to get involved and expect to see an impact,” the report said.

“From an external commitment perspective, this should not be viewed in isolation to internal actions; indeed, signing up to the UN standards, for example, not only shows a formal and serious commitment to LGBT+ inclusion but also provides a framework through which companies can actively demonstrate a commitment to LGBT+ inclusion both within their organization and outside it.”

Employers should also address the barriers faced by employees who don’t feel comfortable being out in the workplace.

“This means messaging from the top emphasizing the importance of LGBT+ inclusion to the organization,” the report said.

Managers and leaders should also understand how to have a conversation about LGBT+ inclusion, according to the report.

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