Corpus ID: 154713671

The Business Impact of LGBT-Supportive Workplace Policies

  title={The Business Impact of LGBT-Supportive Workplace Policies},
  author={M. Badgett and L. Durso and Christy Mallory and Angeliki Kastanis},
LGBT-supportive policies are linked to positive business-related outcomes. LGBT-supportive policies are also linked to greater job commitment, improved workplace relationships, increased job satisfaction, and improved health outcomes among LGBT employees. LGBT employees are also less likely to face discrimination in such environments and are more comfortable being open about their sexual orientation. 
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