94 percent of Fortune 500 companies bar sexual orientation discrimination
August 27, 2008 by Bryan
The list of Fortune 500 companies providing written workplace protections on the basis of sexual orientation has grown to 471, an all time high.
The figure represents 94.2 percent of the companies listed in 2008.
Exxon Mobil is the largest of the Fortune 500 that does not specifically provide sexual orientation protection and resisted shareholder calls to amend the policy in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
According to Gallup’s May 2008 Values and Beliefs Poll, 89 percent of U.S. citizens believe gays and lesbians should have equal rights in job opportunities.
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