Human Rights Campaign Rates Top U.S. Companies for LGBT-Friendly Policies

Author: Sue Reisinger, Corporate Counsel [USA], Published on: 16 November 2012

In a groundbreaking trend for corporate America, major companies are moving much faster than lawmakers in providing equal rights protection to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals. “Businesses have laid a foundation of workplace equality the likes of which no previous generation of employees and job seekers has ever seen,” said the Human Rights Campaign in releasing its 2013 Corporate Equality Index this week…[T]he HRC hailed the record 252 businesses that achieved its top rating of 100 percent. It said 688 companies participated this year in its survey of company policies and benefits. [Refers to Verizon, Chevron, General Motors, Bank of America, Ford, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, AIG, IBM, Cardinal Health, Freddie Mac, ExxonMobil, Berkshire Hathaway, ConocoPhillips, Wal-Mart, General Electric, McKesson, Fannie Mae.]

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Related companies: AIG AT&T Bank of America Berkshire Hathaway Cardinal Chevron Citigroup ConocoPhillips ExxonMobil Fannie Mae Ford Freddie Mac General Electric General Motors HP (Hewlett-Packard) IBM JPMorgan Chase McKesson Verizon Walmart