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More companies than ever get A+ for treatment of LGBT worker

Author: Ahiza Garcia, CNN Money (USA), Published on: 18 November 2015

A record 407 businesses earned a top score of 100 for their treatment of LGBT workers, according to a report…from the Human Rights Campaign…Among the stalwarts in the top-rated category were companies like Apple, Xerox, Walmart, Starbucks, Facebook, and Exxon. Other top-ranked businesses included General Motors, CVS, Costco, Verizon and Yelp. Among the newcomers to the top-ranked list were Airbnb, Twitter, Uber and PayPal. Sony, Dropbox and Ben & Jerry's were also new to the list and also earned a perfect score. Gender identity is now much more likely to be included in a company's non-discrimination policies -- 75% of businesses surveyed, compared to 3% in 2002…[O]ver 330 companies now have policies aimed at supporting transgender employees as they transition. Companies are rated on five areas: non-discrimination policies, employee benefits, LGBT diversity efforts, public commitment to equality and responsible citizenship. The two industries with the most companies with perfect scores were law firms and banking and financial services…

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