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Number of Top Rated Businesses for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Workers Jumps Despite Tough Economy [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign, Published on: 14 September 2009

The number of businesses with perfect ratings based on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace policies and benefits rose by twenty percent in the past twelve months — despite the serious economic downturn — according to a new report released today by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation…The 2010 edition of the Corporate Equality Index, which rates 590 businesses…reports 305 businesses achieved top ratings, compared to 260 last year…These workers are protected from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity… because of their employers’ policies on diversity & inclusion… Federal law does not protect employees from discrimination based on real or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation.

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