Tuesday, August 21, 2012

479 of Fortune 500 Companies Voluntarily Provide Sexual Orientation Protection

While the federal government continues to not provide sexual orientation discrimination protection in employment and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act ("ENDA") remains shelved and NOT included sexual orientation or gender identity protection, a recent report from the Equality Forum reports that 479 companies (95.4%) making up the Fortune 500 voluntarily provide sexual orientation protection for its employees.  Eight years ago, only 323 (64.6%) provided such protection showing increasing public support of such laws and protection.

Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan supports passage of federal ENDA and the inclusion of sexual orientation protection in ENDA.  To see which of the companies that do not provide voluntary sexual orientation protection for its employees, click here.

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