TECO Energy shareholders vote on sexual orientation issue [USA]

Author: Margie Manning, Tampa Bay Business Journal [USA], Published on: 18 March 2011

Shareholders of TECO Energy Inc. will vote on a resolution [submitted by the Office of the Comptroller of New York City] calling on the firm to explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity...More than 88 percent of Fortune 500 companies have adopted written nondiscrimination policies prohibiting harassment and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and more than 30 percent prohibit discrimination based on gender identity...TECO’s board unanimously opposes adoption of the resolution...The company already has a written policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of several characteristics protected by law and is committed to providing equal employment to all individuals. [also refers to Tampa Electric]

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Related companies: TECO Energy