Equal Polices and Benefits
- Include sexual orientation in global non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies.
- Include gender identity and expression in global non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies.
- Recognize same-sex couples and their families with full, equal access to all company benefits.
- Ensure that global health coverage includes complete health benefits for transgender employees.
Talent Management and Professional Development
- Establish and support LGBT employee resource groups.
- Recruit, hire, and offer mentoring to LGBT employees through tools such as LGBTCareerLink.com.
- Provide leadership development experiences specifically for LGBT employees.
- Track recruitment and career development metrics for LGBT employees who choose to self identify.
- Provide diversity training with specific reference to LGBT issues – such as Out & Equal’s Building Bridges Training – for all employees.
- Use anonymous climate surveys to measure effectiveness of LGBT diversity policies and programs.
- Include LGBT diversity objectives in management performance goals.
- Communicate routinely to all employees about how the organization supports its LGBT workforce.
- Support nonprofit groups working for LGBT equality.
- Sponsor and encourage visible participation in LGBT cultural events.
- Include LGBT images in marketing and advertising strategies .
- Include LGBT owned businesses in supplier diversity program objectives.
Advocacy and Corporate Responsibility
- Be a visible role model for LGBT workplace equality in the community.
- Support public policy efforts that protect LGBT workplace equality.
- Oppose actively any attempts that would limit or restrict LGBT workplace equality.
- Share leading practices on LGBT workplace equality by supporting the Out & Equal Workplace Summit!
Editorial Note: Out & Equal’s “Twenty Steps to an Out & Equal Workplace” is designed to guide those who seek to build a workplace where all individuals know they are equally valued and respected. Any reference to specific companies is intended only to illustrate a specific point relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in the workplace. We support all companies and organizations in their efforts to become Out & Equal workplaces.
“Twenty Steps to an Out & Equal Workplace” is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Based on a work at outandequal.org.