Workplace

While the SCOTUS ruling marked a major advancement for LGBTQ equality, there is still work to be done to ensure every workplace has inclusive policies and practices in place. Non-discrimination policies, benefits and other practices that include LGBTQ workers are essential for businesses as they compete for talent and customers. Through pioneering tools like the Corporate Equality Index, HRC works to provide employers the resources they need to improve and promote fairness in the workplace.

Municipal Equality Index 2019

The 2019 MEI is the eighth annual edition and rates a total of 506 cities on 49 different criteria from every state in the nation.
See Your City's Score

Corporate Equality Index 2020

As the national benchmarking tool measuring policies, practices and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) employees, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index is a…

Laws & Legislation, Federal Policy, Workplace

The Equality Act

The Equality Act would would provide consistent and explicit anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded…

Workplace

Standards for Credit on the MEI

Please see the 2020 Municipal Equality Index scorecard available here.
There are no changes to the MEI scorecard for 2020. In total, the MEI will reflect 100 standard points and…

Federal Policy, Workplace

U.S. Federal Government Employment Policies

U.S. Federal Government Employment Policies

In 2011, the federal government, excluding the Postal Service, is the Nation's largest employer with about 2.0 million civilian employees.

HIV & AIDS, Health & Aging, Workplace

HIV & AIDS and Employment Discrimination

Americans living with HIV or AIDS may face discrimination based on their health status in many areas of life—including employment. Fortunately, federal and state laws protect against discrimination.

State & Local Policy, Workplace, Laws & Legislation

MEI 2016: See Your City's Score

HRC's Municipal Equality Index (MEI) demonstrates the ways that many cities can—and do—support the LGBTQ people who live and work there, even where states and the federal government have failed…