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Heteronormativity in the Workplace


In this chapter, the readers will understand the influence of heterosexuality on the organisational culture and the response of these organisations to tackle any deviation from heterosexuality which has become the guiding norm. Further, the authors argue that the root cause of discrimination, sexual harassment and loss of growth opportunity faced by the LGBTQ employees in the organisation is heteronormativity.


  • Heteronormativity
  • Gender performance
  • Workplace culture

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Palo, S., Jha, K.K. (2020). Heteronormativity in the Workplace. In: Queer at Work. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.

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