More than 20% of Japanese workers have seen or experienced LGBT+ harassment in the workplace

The Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo) has published the results of a poll of 1,000 workers about harassment and discrimination against sexual minorities. This is the first time the organization has focused on the LGBT+ community.

Rengo set out to prove that harassment and discrimination against the LGBT+ community is a real issue in the Japanese workplace, where conversations about sexuality are generally proscribed.

According to the study, LGBT+ people in the workplace face high levels of harassment; 1 in 5 workers see or experience discrimination. The study also found that more than 80% of respondents believe such harassment should be eliminated.

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