Trades Union Congress report: Sexual harassment of LGBT people in the workplace

‘LGBT women are more than twice as likely to report unwanted touching (35 per cent of women compared to 16 per cent of men)’. This is according to the May 2019 report (pdf) from the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

This report seeks to understand LGBT people’s experience of sexual harassment at work.

The report finds:

  • 68% of LGBT people who responded to their survey reported being sexually harassed at work, yet two thirds didn’t report it to their employer
  • One in four of those who didn’t report were prevented from raising the issue with their employer by their fear of being ‘outed’ at work
  • LGBT women responding to our survey experienced higher levels of sexual harassment and sexual assault in many areas.

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