Workforce and Employment

The gay glass ceiling: understanding the discrimination at work

Homosexual men are less likely to attain the highest managerial position compared to their heterosexual peers, pointing to potential discrimination at work. Image: REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Cevat Giray Aksoy

Research Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Christopher S. Carpenter

Professor, Vanderbilt University

Jefferson Frank

Professor of Economics, University of London

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Discrimination at work is more prominent against male gay workers than lesbian female workers.
Discrimination at work is more prominent against male gay workers than lesbian female workers. Image: IZA
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