LGBT+ employees reveal their top concerns in the investment industry

LGBT Great survey

Tom Eckett
‘Banter’ the number one concern for LGBT employees

‘Banter’ the number one concern for LGBT employees

"Banter" in the workplace is the top concern for LGBT+ individuals joining the investment industry, according to a survey conducted by LGBT Great in collaboration with LGBT Capital.

The research, which surveyed 100 LGBT+ individuals within the investment industry, found 40% of respondents said they had either heard of or experienced homophobic or transgender "banter" at work while 25% said they were considering leaving their employer as a result. In order to tackle this issue, the report said organisations needed to define what "banter" means and launch awareness training internally to increase levels of consciousness. Another key issue was LGBT+ policy formation and implementation as only 50% of respondents are currently aware of LGBT+ policies in place at their...

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