Gay-friendly policies attract LGBTQ – and straight – workers: Survey

Many employees don't feel workplace is safe, inclusive
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/23/2016

By Liz Bernier

It’s 2016, but some workplaces may have missed the memo: About one-third of Canadians still don’t see their workplace as safe and inclusive for gay and lesbian employees. And about 45 per cent do not feel their workplace is safe and inclusive for transgender individuals. 

That’s according to a Canadian survey of 814 respondents commissioned by Telus, which also found 56 per cent of employees in general and 86 per cent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) employees would be more likely to consider working for companies that are LGBTQ-friendly.