A recent survey conducted by the Rainbow project has revealed that majority of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people suffer from homophobia at their workplaces. These people conceal their sexual orientation because they receive comments from their colleagues at work.
The Equality Officer at the Rainbow Project and the Report's Author, Matthew McDermott, says that the survey has analyzed the experience employed lesbian, gay and bisexual in Northern Ireland. The findings will inform the government and employers of the experiences of these people in the workplace. As a result of which, the LGBT community is expected to have a better quality of work life. The government and employers will take appropriate actions in order to solve the grievances of these people.
The Director of Rainbow Project, John O'Doherty, has urged the political representatives to read the report and take necessary steps in favor of the LGBT community.
Nearly 70% of the gay people involved in the study claimed that they were not satisfied with how their problem of homophobia was dealt at workplace. About 31% of the gay people had complained that they receive comments on their sexual identity at the workplace.