LGBT+ employees reveal their top concerns in the investment industry

LGBT Great survey

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