LGBT employment discrimination

LGBTQ+ people are protected from employment discrimination in 87 countries.

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LGBT employment discrimination

Prohibition of discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity in employment, including hiring, promotion, termination, harassment, etc.

Summary

87
Protected
87 regions (38%)
Protected
25
Some protections
25 regions (11%)
Some protections
85
No protections
85 regions (37%)
No protections
33
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
33 regions (14%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
Europe
58%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
29 regions (58%)
Some protections
12 regions (24%)
No protections
6 regions (12%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
3 regions (6%)
Oceania
63%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
15 regions (63%)
Some protections
1 regions (4%)
No protections
5 regions (21%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
3 regions (13%)
South America
57%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
8 regions (57%)
Some protections
3 regions (21%)
No protections
2 regions (14%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
1 regions (7%)
North America
56%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
20 regions (56%)
Some protections
2 regions (6%)
No protections
11 regions (31%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
3 regions (8%)
Africa
12%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
7 regions (12%)
Some protections
5 regions (9%)
No protections
31 regions (53%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
16 regions (27%)
Asia
17%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
8 regions (17%)
Some protections
2 regions (4%)
No protections
30 regions (65%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
6 regions (13%)

Progress over time

Number of countries with equality for lgbt employment discrimination over the past 60 years.

Recent changes

LGBT employment discrimination by country

(and dependent territories)

Sexual orientation only

LGBT employment discrimination is sexual orientation only in 25 regions.

  1. Asia (2)
  2. Israel 1992
  3. Taiwan 2007
  4. Europe (12)
  5. Albania 2010
  6. Andorra 2005
  7. Austria 2004
  8. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  9. Croatia 2008
  10. Denmark 1996
  11. Ireland 1999
  12. Italy 2003
  13. Poland 2011
  14. Serbia 2009
  15. Slovenia 1998
  16. Spain 1995
  17. North America (2)
  18. Bahamas
  19. Panama 2017
  20. Africa (5)
  21. Botswana 2010
  22. Cape Verde 2008
  23. Mauritius 2008
  24. Mozambique 2007
  25. Seychelles 2006
  26. Oceania (1)
  27. Tonga
  28. South America (3)
  29. Colombia 2011
  30. Ecuador 2015
  31. Venezuela 2012

No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous

Data on lgbt employment discrimination is unclear, not applicable, or missing in 33 regions.

  1. South America (1)
  2. Argentina
  3. Antarctica (1)
  4. Antarctica

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