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AT&T calls on other multinationals to improve conditions for global LGBT workforce

Author: Cynthia Marshall, AT&T, on Huffington Post Blog, Published on: 7 January 2016

"A Call For All Global Companies To Come Out For LGBT Inclusion", 5 Jan 2016

...Serious challenges especially remain for LGBT people in the workplace...[T]here are still 28 states in the United States without explicit bans on workplace sexual-orientation discrimination...Multinational corporations, with their global reach and direct impact on the lives of workers, are well-positioned to help move the needle on LGBT rights. Companies that understand the needs of their employees will often put policies in place before governments codify them...The Brunswick Group, AT&T and 13 other global corporations -- including EY, Google, IBM, LinkedIn and MasterCard -- announced the creation of the "Open for Business" (O4B) Coalition. By joining forces on this powerful, multi-partner commitment, the group plans to make the business and economic case for LGBT inclusion around the world...[T]he O4B coalition recently released a report that presents the most substantial evidence-based research to date on how businesses benefit from implementing inclusive practices and policies...[Also refers to CA Technologies, Procter & Gamble, Symantec]

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Related companies: Alphabet AT&T EY (Ernst & Young) Google (part of Alphabet) IBM LinkedIn (part of Microsoft) MasterCard Procter & Gamble Symantec