Published On: Tue, Jun 19th, 2012

LGBT Workplace Pride: Diversity Efforts Employees Appreciate

According to the Center for American Progress, 15-43% of gay and transgender employees have experienced some form of discrimination on the job. In fact, 89% of Americans believe it is illegal under federal law to be fired because you are gay or transgender. Not true. Still, no federal protection law exists within the U.S. for LGBT employees, though change may be coming as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would provide LGBT workers protections against workplace discrimination, continues to work its way through Congress.

In honor of LGBT pride month, Glassdoor, the leading social jobs and career community, dug into company reviews shared by employees to find out some of the employer programs and workplace attributes  that this community may appreciate.

Check out the highlights below:

Employee Commentary on LGBT-Friendly Companies:

Microsoft is a great company for the following reasons: Encouraging diversity (employee action committees for everything from gay & lesbian group to discussion groups for homeowners).” –Microsoft Employee (location n/a)

Ceramatec is very pro LGBT. They really go out of their way to discourage any type of discrimination against the LGBT community. The people are very good to work with and they treat everyone with absolute respect.” –Ceramatec Technician (Salt Lake City, UT)

Very accepting of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees and sponsors annual workshops relating to issues that affect this community.” – McGraw-Hill Education Employee (New York, NY)

Diverse workplace, LGBT friendly, open culture, smart coworkers.” – Google Recruiter (Mountain View, CA)

Being LGBT, it was great to be a part of a company that had so much respect for the LGBT community.” –Abercrombie & Fitch Employee (Honolulu, HI)

LGBT are welcome and that says a lot.” – MetLife Employee (New York, NY)

They also have partner benefits (as in LGBT partner/spouse [which is amazing as it's one of the only companies that openly embraces its LGBT community.])” – Starbucks Shift Manager (New York, NY)

The company also recently added a committee to specifically address the concerns of the “Lesbian – Gay – Bisexual – Transgendered – Allies” communities and extended health benefits to domestic partners. As a whole, I would have to say the company does take these issues, as well as other minority/discriminatory issues quite seriously.” – TD Bank Customer Service Representative (Philadelphia, PA)

The company itself champions diversity. As a transgender person, it’s phenomenal to have supposed protection as an employee.” – HCSC Employee (location n/a)

They claim to embrace diversity and not tolerate discrimination of any kind, and in the heavy truck industry, offered domestic partner benefits while risking their reputation.” – Cummins Applications Engineer (Columbus, IN)

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  1. Tim says:

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