LGBT employment discrimination

LGBTQ+ people are protected from employment discrimination in 62 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

62
Protected
62 regions (31%)
Protected
32
Some protections
32 regions (16%)
Some protections
92
No protections
92 regions (47%)
No protections
11
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
11 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
58%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
7 regions (58%)
Some protections
3 regions (25%)
No protections
2 regions (17%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
North America
26%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
6 regions (26%)
Some protections
6 regions (26%)
No protections
7 regions (30%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
4 regions (17%)
Africa
6%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
3 regions (6%)
Some protections
8 regions (15%)
No protections
39 regions (74%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
3 regions (6%)
Asia
11%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Protected
5 regions (11%)
Some protections
5 regions (11%)
No protections
31 regions (71%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
3 regions (7%)

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 62 regions.

  1. Asia (5)
  2. Israel 2015
  3. Kazakhstan 2015
  4. Mongolia 1992
  5. Taiwan 2007
  6. Thailand 2015
  7. North America (6)
  8. Canada 2017
  9. Cuba 2013
  10. El Salvador
  11. Grenada
  12. Honduras 2013
  13. United States 2020
  14. Africa (3)
  15. Angola 2021
  16. Liberia 2015
  17. South Africa 1996
  18. Oceania (5)
  19. Australia 2013
  20. Kiribati 2015
  21. Marshall Islands 2019
  22. Samoa 2013
  23. Vanuatu 2013
  24. South America (7)
  25. Bolivia 2010
  26. Brazil 2019
  27. Chile 2012
  28. Colombia 2018
  29. Ecuador 2018
  30. Peru 2016
  31. Uruguay 2004

Gender identity only

LGBT employment discrimination is gender identity only in 4 regions.

  1. Asia (3)
  2. India 2020
  3. Pakistan 1973
  4. Turkmenistan 2009
  5. South America (1)
  6. Argentina 2021

Sexual orientation only

LGBT employment discrimination is sexual orientation only in 28 regions.

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

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

Data on lgbt employment discrimination is unclear, not applicable, or missing in 11 regions.

  1. Antarctica (1)
  2. Antarctica

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