USA: Human Rights Campaign finds growing number of businesses protecting transgender rights

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12 February 2009

Human Rights Campaign Foundation Report: Number of Businesses Protecting Transgender Employees Growing [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, today released its State of the Workplace report, showing rapid expansion of protections for LGBT workers in the private sector over the past decade. At this time, 35 percent — a total of 175 — of the Fortune 500 businesses have gender identity protections, including 60 of the top 100 Fortune-ranked businesses.

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1 February 2009

[PDF] The State of the Workplace for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans - 2007-2008

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

This ninth installment of The State of the Workplace report shows that job protections and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees have surged in recent years, at large businesses and other private employers such as law firms and universities. In particular, protections against employment discrimination on the basis of gender identity have expanded rapidly. Today, the more successful a business (as defined by the annual Fortune 500 ranking of gross revenue) the more likely it is to include protections for LGBT employees...

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