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Economic Motives for Adopting LGBT-Related Workplace Policies (Updated)

  • Author(s): Mallory, Christy;
  • Sears, Brad
  • et al.

Over ninety percent of the 100 top companies in the U.S.—the top 50 federal contractors and the top 50 Fortune 500 companies—have policies prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, and 78% of the companies have policies prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity. In comparison to a 2011 study, based on 2010 data, there has been a 50% increase in the number of top federal contractors with gender identity non-discrimination policies and a 26% increase in the number of top Fortune 500 companies with gender identity non-discrimination policies.

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