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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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COSTA, Angelo Brandelli et al. Experiences of discrimination and inclusion of brazilian transgender people in the labor market. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.2, pp. 1040-1046. ISSN 1984-6657.

Transgender women and men continue to encounter barriers, motivated by discrimination, in their daily lives and-although much less studied-in achieving a satisfactory career. The objective of this study is to describe transgender women's and men's labor market discrimination. A cross-sectional study was performed using data from 384 participants who identified as having a gender different than the one assigned at birth. Regarding their current work situations, 33.85% of transgender women and 45.16% of transgender men stated that they do not have a current occupation. A good extend reported having been denied a job opportunity because of their gender identity. Those who do get a job are exposed to discrimination and receive little or no social support from their colleagues and their bosses. The present research reinforces the necessity of policies to guarantee inclusion, and permanence of transgender people in the labor market.

Keywords : transgender people; work; discrimination.

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