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Effects of disclosure of sexual identity at work for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) employees in Queensland

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Barrett, N and Lewis, J and Dwyer, AE, Effects of disclosure of sexual identity at work for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) employees in Queensland, Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, 7-9 December, 2011, Amora Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 1-15. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

All Australian businesses are governed by legislation aiming to prevent workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and sexual identity and serious penalties apply to companies found contravening legislation. While other Australian studies have examined these issues, Queensland has either not been included or relevant data is not easily identified. This paper presents the results of an exploratory study using a quantitative survey to determine the consequences of disclosure of a personís sexual orientation or gender identity to colleagues in workplaces in Queensland. Results suggest GLBTI workers are disclosing their sexuality more and are experiencing more discrimination in the workplace, despite anti-discrimination policies. This suggests the need to further investigate companiesí compliance with workplace legislation.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:discrimination, workplace, GLBTI, sexual identity, gender, diversity
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community Service (excl. Work)
Objective Field:Gender and Sexualities
Author:Dwyer, AE (Dr Angela Dwyer)
ID Code:106052
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-01-27
Last Modified:2016-03-09
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