Gay people at work? Otherness is not always accepted in Slovakia

There are significant regional differences regarding contact with LGBTI colleagues.

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More than one-tenth of Slovaks have colleagues who openly admit they belong to the LGBTI community. Their acceptance, however, significantly differs among people who have experience with the community and those who do not.

The majority of such employees can be found in workplaces in the Bratislava region. In the research conducted by website platy.sk on 2,444 respondents, 17 percent said they have experience from around the capital.

The difference between Bratislava and other regions of Slovakia is rather significant. The lowest number of employees who meet with LGBTI colleagues at work is in the Trenčín region, only 4 percent.

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