Companies have a lot to gain by promoting inclusion of LGBT+ people in the workplace. Employees increasingly demand that companies work proactively on their inclusion policies, and companies will find that efforts only increase their ability to attract talent.
Become a business member with LGBT+ Denmark and get upskilled on LGBT+ issues. A membership grants access to LGBT+ Denmarks business network, talks and counseling, as well as two yearly events focusing on for instance inclusion, staff policies, recruitment and legislation.
On the path to inclusive workplaces
Even though Denmark is in many ways a first mover on LGBT+ issues, research shows that there are still extensive challenges in the Danish labour market. We spend most of our waking hours at work, and that’s why our workplaces play a critical role in providing a good and inclusive framework for everyone, no matter their gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. A report by Boston Consulting Group and LGBT+ Denmark (2023) concludes that 81% of the LGBT+ respondents have experienced or witnessed discrimination at their workplace within the last two years – with a subsequent significant negative impact on the employee’s wellbeing. However, we also know that there are effective measures your company can implement to help bring down this sad statistic. In this way you can help lay down the path to inclusive workplaces.