Conflict in the workplace takes many forms, and runs the gamut from passive aggressive behavior to blatant bullying. LGBT employees may experience any and all types of conflict simply because they are ‘different’ and co-workers and supervisors are ill prepared to manage their bias and/or personal beliefs.
When confronted (directly or indirectly), how should the LGBT worker behave? This big, broad question has no simple answer. There are many possibilities and outcomes to consider: report (or threaten to report) to Human Resources, angrily lash out, ignore, leave your job or request a [...]