Trans people are nearly twice as likely to be involved in conflict at work than heterosexuals, a study has found.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said firms should make sure their work culture is inclusive, with zero tolerance of bullying and harassment.
Their call comes following a study published by the organisation showing that LGBT+ workers experience higher levels of conflict, lower levels of psychological safety and lower job satisfaction.
Its study indicated that two out of five were involved in a work-based conflict in the past year, rising to 55 per cent among trans workers, compared with 29 per cent of heterosexual employees.
Melanie Green, research adviser for the CIPD, the professional body for human resources, said: “Our research suggests that many LGB+ and trans workers don’t feel safe to express themselves and be accepted at work.
“Mornin’ Queerboy” would at least be impolite and is probably not conducive to creating a productive workspace.
“I’ve been mispronouned now fire everyone” is also probably not conducive to a productive workspace.
Before we assume that this work-based conflict is the fault of the cis and het structuralism of society we do in fact need to know which sort of conflict we’re talking about here….