LGBT employment discrimination

LGBTQ+ people are protected from employment discrimination in 61 countries.

DATE

LGBT employment discrimination

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

Summary

61
Protected
61 regions (31%)
Protected
31
Some protections
31 regions (16%)
Some protections
94
No protections
94 regions (47%)
No protections
12
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
12 regions (6%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
Europe
72%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
36 regions (72%)
Some protections
6 regions (12%)
No protections
8 regions (16%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
Oceania
36%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
5 regions (36%)
Some protections
4 regions (29%)
No protections
5 regions (36%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
South America
50%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
6 regions (50%)
Some protections
4 regions (33%)
No protections
2 regions (17%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
North America
30%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
7 regions (30%)
Some protections
6 regions (26%)
No protections
7 regions (30%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
3 regions (13%)
Africa
6%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
3 regions (6%)
Some protections
7 regions (13%)
No protections
41 regions (76%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
3 regions (6%)
Asia
9%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
4 regions (9%)
Some protections
4 regions (9%)
No protections
31 regions (71%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
5 regions (11%)

Timeline of lgbt employment discrimination

Number of countries to ban lgbtq+ employment discrimination over the past 61 years.

Recent Changes

2023

2022

2021

2020

LGBT employment discrimination by Country

Sexual orientation and gender identity

LGBT employment discrimination is sexual orientation and gender identity in 61 regions.

  1. Asia (4)
  2. Israel 2015
  3. Mongolia 1992
  4. Taiwan 2007
  5. Thailand 2015
  6. Africa (3)
  7. Angola 2021
  8. Liberia 2015
  9. South Africa 1996
  10. Oceania (5)
  11. Australia 2013
  12. Kiribati 2015
  13. Marshall Islands 2019
  14. Samoa 2013
  15. Vanuatu 2013
  16. South America (6)
  17. Bolivia 2010
  18. Brazil 2019
  19. Chile 2012
  20. Colombia 2018
  21. Peru 2016
  22. Uruguay 2004

Gender identity only

LGBT employment discrimination is gender identity only in 3 regions.

  1. Asia (2)
  2. India 2020
  3. Pakistan 1973
  4. South America (1)
  5. Argentina 2021

Sexual orientation only

LGBT employment discrimination is sexual orientation only in 28 regions.

  1. Asia (2)
  2. Nepal 2015
  3. Singapore
  4. Europe (6)
  5. Austria 2004
  6. Latvia 2006
  7. Lithuania 2000
  8. Romania 2000
  9. San Marino 2019
  10. Turkey 2018
  11. North America (6)
  12. Barbados 2020
  13. Belize
  14. Costa Rica 2016
  15. Jamaica 2004
  16. Nicaragua
  17. Saint Lucia 2006
  18. South America (3)
  19. Ecuador 2015
  20. Suriname 2015
  21. Venezuela 2012

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

Data on lgbt employment discrimination is unclear, not applicable, or missing in 12 regions.

  1. Antarctica (1)
  2. Antarctica

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