Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Workplace

Köllen, Thomas (2021). Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Workplace. In: Zimmermann, Klaus F. (ed.) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics (pp. 1-15). Springer 10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_37-1

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This chapter provides an overview of the recent developments in organizational and management research and practice on sexual orientation and gender identity. While research into workplace-related sexual orientation issues is on the cusp of becoming a more established research field, research into issues related to the gender identity of employees remains very much an embryonic field of study. Focusing on the minority sexual orientations bisexuality and homosexuality, the chapter outlines how individual, organizational, and societal perspectives on workplace-related issues concerning bisexual, gay, and lesbian employees are interconnected. In terms of gender identity, the chapter shows that gender-related inclusion policies are almost exclusively cisgender-related policies, focusing on cisgender women and men. Against this background, the chapter discusses what measures organizations might take, in order to further the inclusion of transgender employees. By deepening our understanding of the specific pressures and barriers trans, and non-heterosexual, employees face at work, and by reflecting upon the ways and means by which organizations might support them, management research and practice can jointly contribute to overcoming cisnormativity and heteronormativity in the workplace, or at least initiate the first steps on the journey towards overcoming them.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Organization and Human Resource Management > Human Resource Management
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Organization and Human Resource Management

UniBE Contributor:

Köllen, Thomas

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 350 Public administration & military science
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations

ISBN:

978-3-319-57365-6

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Thomas Köllen

Date Deposited:

23 Jun 2021 17:06

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2021 03:08

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_37-1

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/157041

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/157041

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