Wal-Mart, the nations’ largest private company, has added gender identity and expression to its employment non-discrimination policy. This policy already included sexual orientation.
“What matters in the workplace is how you do your job, not your gender identity or sexual orientation,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. “As the nation’s largest private employer, Wal-Mart shows that doing the right thing is also good for business. We urge them to continue to move forward by ensuring all of their LGBT employees receive equal benefits.”
“Congress needs to follow their lead and make the Employment Non-Discrimination Act the law of the land,” added Solmonese.
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Wal-Mart has recently extended health insurance coverage for its transgender employees, according to a Bloomberg News story posted Monday. “At Wal-Mart, respect for the individual is one of the core beliefs that are the foundation of our company,” spokesman Kevin Gardner said in an e-mailed statement to Bloomberg. “We are committed to fostering an inclusive [...]