Women are more likely to hire gay employees


The new study showed that a gay person (either a man or a woman) has more chances to be appointed for some job if their potential boss is a woman. If the boss is a man, he would rather prefer to appoint heterosexual people (even if he does not realize it). The study from the University of Sussex’s School of Business, Management and Economics asked 400 employers to review a randomly chosen resume. There were four fictional resumes from a gay man, a lesbian, a straight man, and a straight woman. The potential bosses were asked to rate the resumes giving them from 1 point to 7. Female recruiters gave the gay and lesbian candidates an average of 5.21 and straight candidates 4.8, and male recruiters scored gay and lesbian candidates 4.6 and straight candidates 4.93. The more experienced the recruiters are, the more prejudice they are likely to have. “Because women experience discrimination and the glass ceiling in organisations, women may believe that gay and lesbian applicants must be more competent than equally qualified heterosexual applicants, in order to advance their careers,” the research author says.


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