The best countries around the world for LGBT workers have been identified in new research from Silver Swan Recruitment.
The recruitment company’s LGBT Worldwide Workplace Index saw a review of global factors, such as workplace discrimination laws, employee rights, and the inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community, to identify the 30 best countries for LGBTQ+ employees across the globe.
For each category, every country was awarded a score from 0-3, with 3 being the best score. This score was based on a weighted ranking for each category.
The category scores were added together to find each country’s total index score, with a total of 18 being the highest possible result.
In order to identify the 30 best countries for LGBTQ+ workers, each country was awarded a score between 0 to 3, with 3 being the best, based on a weighted ranking for each category. The scores were then added together to find the countries final index score, with 18 being the best possible result.
The research identified that the best country for LGBTQ+ workers is Luxembourg thanks to its anti-discrimination laws, high minimum wage, low unemployment rate and its recognition as one of the most LGBT-friendly countries on the Gay Travel Index. The country scored 17, just narrowly missing out on a perfect score.
Australia, New Zealand, Monaco and France rounded out the top five. The United Kingdom came in tenth place with a score of 15, scoring lowest on the average salary by country. Countries such as Switzerland and Monaco fared far better in that regard.
The key statistics also highlighted the fact that the National Assembly for Wales was voted as the top LGBT-inclusive employer on the Stonewall Index, whilst more than 50 per cent of the world’s LGBTQ+ workers might not be protected via workplace law from discrimination.
Some of the key statistics discovered through the research include the fact that Australia has the highest minimum wage in the world at $9.54 per hour, although this only equates to £5.33, whilst more than 50 per cent of the world does not have workplace laws to protect LGBTQ+ people from discrimination.
You can take a look at the infographic below, whilst the methodology and extended research can be found here.