According to a summertime report, Alabama employers saw the sixth-highest rate of complaints for workplace discrimination from LGBTQ employees in the nation.
The report by InsuranceQuotes.com found between 2014 and 2017 there were 3.2 discrimination charges made per 100,000 Alabama residents, for a total of 167 charges.
To find these numbers, analysts studied statistics from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, analyzing complaints related to gender identity and sexual orientation in recent years. Their findings reveal patterns in employee activism and how often they actually succeed in obtaining compensation.
“Cumulatively, LGBTQ-related complaints increased substantially between 2014 and 2015 and again between 2015 and 2016. In 2017, however, complaints declined slightly from the year before,” the report reads.