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Businesses Embracing LGBT Rights

Tuesday, July 12, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Brands such as Target, Levi’s and Converse are welcoming the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and the results are driving business competition. Employers are becoming more invested in LGBT rights and diversifying their workforce, says Quartz, an online news blog. Marriage equality thrust the issue into HR circles, says Todd Sears, founder of Out Leadership. “Businesses that had already adopted policies that treated every employee equally [prior to marriage equality in 2015] saw the adverse effects of a state-based patchwork policy on marriage equality.” Big business is positioned to drive equality, Sears says.


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