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You & HRC: Creating a Fair and Equitable Workplace in 2011

Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

Your work with HRC brought about greater equality in the workplace, including the enactment of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal, allowing lesbian, gay and bisexual service members to serve openly. 

In this year’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), 190 corporations, across industries, geographies and size, received a 100 percent score on significantly more stringent criteria, including 10 of the top 20 Fortune-ranked companies. And the year saw major jumps forward for transgender-inclusive healthcare coverage. As a result of new CEI criteria, companies offering comprehensive coverage to their transgender workers have increased to 207 from 85 last year and 49 in 2009. 

This year, HRC also launched its Back to Work program, empowering transgender people who are unemployed or underemployed to find jobs that match their expertise and experience by providing them with essential skills needed to make the most of the job market.

Learn more about advances in creating fair and equitable workplaces this past year.

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