Study:LGBT Employees in Federal Service Feel Less Supported, Less Respected

New research has found that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees in the federal government report worse job experiences than their colleagues, which makes them want to quit their jobs.

The study from the University of Michigan also reveals LGBT women and people of color consistently feel less respected and have lower job satisfaction than their male and white counterparts.

LGBT employees also reported they were less satisfied with their pay, less comfortable with whistleblowing and less supported when they try to balance work and life.

It’s important agencies as well as policy address federal workplace inequality, said the study’s authors Erin Cech, assistant professor of sociology, and William Rothwell, a doctoral candidate in the U-M Department of Sociology.

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