USA: Human Rights Campaign reports major increase in workplace protections for gay, transgender employees

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24 July 2007

New Report Shows Major Increase in Basic Workplace Protections for Gay, Transgender Employees [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

The number of Fortune 500 companies that ban workplace discrimination for transgender Americans has risen 60 percent since Jan. 2006 and has quadrupled since 2003, according to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s “State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans 2006-2007,”...HRC Foundation President Joe Solmonese [said] “Fortune 500 companies are moving decisively to protect the entire GLBT community from workplace discrimination and it is time for our nation’s laws to catch up.” [refers to Honeywell, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon, Google, Yahoo!, Safeway, Costco, Merck, Eli Lilly, DuPont, Marriott, Hilton, Starwood]

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24 July 2007

[PDF] full report: “The State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans 2006-2007”

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and their families are valued in the American workplace now more than ever before. And inclusive non-discrimination policies and benefits for GLBT employees and their families are essential for businesses as they compete for talent and customers. [includes chart listing Fortune 500 companies and whether they include sexual orientation, gender identity/expression in their non-discrimination policies or offer domestic partner health benefits]

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