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USA: Report by Human Rights Campaign finds growth in company policies for gay & transgender workers

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18 September 2007

U.S. companies getting better on gay, lesbian, transgender policies

Author: Bernadette Tansey, San Francisco Chronicle

The number of U.S. companies whose employment policies received the top rating from a civil rights organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people has risen 41 percent since the group's last survey in 2006. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation said 195 companies scored a full 100 points on its most recent annual evaluation, called the Corporate Equality Index, which recognizes employers for offering health insurance to domestic partners, forbidding job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, providing diversity training and other practices. [refers to Apple, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems, Google, Chevron, Wells Fargo, PG&E, Gap, Oracle, Genentech, Yahoo]

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17 September 2007

[PDF] full report: "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2008"

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index...was devised with corporate diversity leaders, GLBT workplace advocates and employees to provide employers with a roadmap to creating fair workplaces. Each year, we have seen tremendous growth in both employer ratings and the interest of employers not yet rated... [This year] more employers than ever before participated in the CEI survey, and a total of 195 received perfect ratings — a 41 percent increase over the year before... Three employers received a 0 percent rating on the CEI: ExxonMobil, Meijer and Perot Systems. [Appenidix B ranks 519 companies on a scale from 0 to 100 percent on their treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers and investors]

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