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Employers should also include LGBTQ+-focused benefits in their packages, and ensure that HR staff are knowledgeable on what they entail

Negative experiences for the LGBTQ+ community are far too common in the workplace. A 2020 Boston Consulting Group study found that 40% of LGBTQ+ employees are not out at work, and 75% reported experiencing negative day-to-day workplace interactions related to their LGBTQ+ identity in the past year. The pandemic has exacerbated many of these issues and the promise of offices reopening presents several new ones.

As the world tries to recover and employers share their back-to-the-office plans, many LGBTQ+ individuals are getting anxious about what that return may look like. The world looks a lot different now and employers must provide safe spaces for all employees. Regardless of whether employees have identified as queer, the workplace policies, procedures, and benefits should take into account all of their employees with a focus on inclusion to ensure everyone can be their true authentic self.

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