LGBT people don’t work in high tech industry because of the fear of bullying

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According to the research, the LGBT job applicant don’t give their resumes to the tech firms because they are afraid to be bullied. The Tech Leavers Study surveyed over 2000 professionals who had left a position working in the tech industry and found that 20 per cent of LGBT workers face bullying at work. The Tech Leavers Study surveyed over 2000 professionals who had left a position working in the tech industry and found that 20 per cent of LGBT people feel embarrassed at work in comparison to 13% of those who are not LGBT. One of the surveyed, a transgender engineer, shared: “I was grossly underpaid, and my experiences of marginalisation as a minority was dismissed by my manager, whose general disrespect and maltreatment of me caused high levels of stress and job dissatisfaction.” Selisse Berry, the CEO of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates called the workplace bullying “bad for business.” Berry said: “If LGBT people are being bullied at work, they aren’t able to be as productive, creative, or connected to their role and their workplace. How can our country be on the leading edge of technology if we’re still functioning with a 1950s view of who is welcome in the workplace?”

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