As though women in the workforce don’t have it hard enough, dealing with the much-talked-about-but-little-done-about gender wage gap, now comes a new study suggesting that women with “LGBT indicators” on their resume are less likely to be called back for a job interview.
The new study, published in the journal Socius earlier this week, found that women with an “LGBT indicator” on their resume (which the study indicated as work experience at an LGBT advocacy group) were about 30% less likely to receive a response from a prospective employer than those who did not use such indicators.
“I was hoping to not find any evidence of discrimination so it is pretty shocking,” Researcher Emma Mishel told Fusion.
It’s most interesting to note that their are plenty of heterosexual men and women who work with LGBT advocacy groups. Thus making the study’s findings versus its qualifications rather incongruent.
Nonetheless, the study further proves the need to get the Equality Act passed to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.