LGBTQ employees take home on average £6,703 less per year than their straight counterparts, according to new research.
A survey conducted by YouGov, in coordination with LinkedIn and LGBTQ organisation Black Pride, found the shortfall is equivalent to a pay gap of 16 percent — almost double the UK’s 9.6 percent gender pay gap.
Surveying 4,000 UK workers who identified as being straight, gay, bisexual or other the research found a quarter of LGBT+ workers would not reveal their sexuality at work.
The survey also found:
The study also looked at the transgender community, where the income gap was 14 percent, or £5,340. 20 percent of transgender respondents admitted to feeling uncomfortable about their identity at work, while almost half (49 percent) said they had experienced judgmental comments from colleagues.