Sunday, January 13, 2008

HRC lists 2008's gay-friendliest workplaces

The Human Rights Campaign has released its 2008 list of "Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality." Making the list are 195 U.S. companies, and they are already taking advantage of the recognition to demonstrate their fair and open-minded policies based on nondiscrimination.
Inclusion on the list is awarded only to companies that score 100 percent on the HRC's Corporate Equality Index, which measures company policies that regulate fairness and equality in the workplace, according to an HRC press release. Among the companies listed are Disney, Google, US Airways, the New York Times Co., Ford, Nike and PepsiCo.
"Each of these companies is working hard to transform their workplaces and make them safer for millions of employees around the country," Joe Solmonese, HRC president, said in a written statement. "We can now say that at least 10 million employees are protected on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity on the job."
Thirteen states prohibit workplace discrimination against LGBT people, while seven more have extended such protections to lesbians, bisexuals and gay men.
For a full listing of companies, visit http://www.hrc. org/issues/ best_places_ to_work_2008. asp (The Advocate)

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