Business Coalition for Workplace Fairness


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Business Coalition for Workplace Fairness

  1. 1. Business Coalition for Workplace Fairness Employment Non-Discrimination Act
  2. 2. Employment Non-Discrimination Act You’re in good company. Successful businesses prohibit discrimination. 74% 88% 95% 37% 57% 81% 0% 50% 100% FORTUNE 1000 FORTUNE 500 FORTUNE 100 Sexual Orientation Gender Identity
  3. 3. Employment Non-Discrimination Act Federal law does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is legal in at least 33states Sexual Orientation 4 states Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation 17 states & the District of Columbia
  4. 4. Employment Non-Discrimination Act Americans believe job discrimination is wrong. Would you favor or oppose Congress passing a law that would make it illegal for employers to fire, refuse to hire, or refuse to promote employees on the basis of a person's sexual orientation or gender identity? Favor, 58%Oppose, 39% Not Sure, 3% Peter D. Hart Research Associates, Inc. Jan. 31- Feb. 5, 2007. ” “
  5. 5. Employment Non-Discrimination Act Employment Non-Discrimination Act • Basic employment protection for all American workers • Prohibits preferential treatment and quotas • Reasonable scope exempts small businesses, most religious organizations and the military • No financial burden does not mandate domestic partner benefits
  6. 6. Employment Non-Discrimination Act Business Case • Supports existing non-discrimination policies without adding financial burden • Eliminates inconsistency across operations, business clients and suppliers • Reinforces corporate reputation as a champion of workplace fairness – Drive recruitment and retention of dedicated, fair-minded employees – LGBT consumer market estimated $790b in 2012 77 percent of gay and lesbian respondents said they were likely to consider brands that support nonprofits and/or causes that are important to them as LGBT persons (2007 Harris Interactive poll)
  7. 7. Employment Non-Discrimination Act Over a Decade of Corporate Support • 1996 Employment Non-Discrimination Act comes within one vote of passage in U.S. Senate • 2000 23 U.S. corporations support passage of federal workplace anti-discrimination law including AT&T, Eastman Kodak, General Mills, Honeywell, Merrill Lynch and Microsoft • 2002 4 U.S. corporations testify in support of anti-discrimination law before a U.S. Senate committee: Eastman Kodak, FleetBoston, Hewlett-Packard and Shell Oil • 2004 49 U.S. corporations and 55 small businesses support passage of federal workplace anti-discrimination law including BP, JP Morgan Chase, IBM, Levi Strauss, Nationwide, Nike and Yahoo! • 2007 Written testimony submitted in support of the passage of federal workplace anti-discrimination law from Chubb Corp., General Mills Inc., Levi Strauss & Co. and Nike Inc. before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on Health Education and Labor • 2008 Chubb and Levi Strauss & Co submitted written testimony to the House Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee hearing on” An Examination of Discrimination Against Transgender Americans in the Workplace . The Dow Chemical Co. presented an oral argument in front of the subcommittee, and oral; 56 U.S. corporations submit letter for the hearing on gender identity • 2009 79 companies support passage of federal workplace anti-discrimination law, and Nike provided oral testimony to the Senate HELP hearing on the passage of an inclusive non-discrimination law • 2012 91 companies support passage of federal workplace anti-discrimination law, American Airlines, Replacements Ltd., Hyatt Hotels Corp., Marriott International Inc., and SUPERVALU submit letters to the record for the Senate HELP Subcommittee hearing, and General Mills serves as a corporate witness in support of ENDA
  8. 8. Employment Non-Discrimination Act Join the Business Coalition ENDA is not only the right thing to do, but it is also good for business. We want our employees focused on doing the very best they can at their job. – General Mills Inc. ” “ Join the Coalition – Contact Liz Cooper of Human Rights Campaign at (202) 572-8969
  9. 9. Employment Non-Discrimination Act 90+ Major Businesses Support Accenture Ltd. New York, NY Alberto – Culver Co. Melrose Park, IL Alcoa Inc. New York, NY American Eagle Outfitters Inc. Pittsburgh, PA American Institute of Architects Washington, DC Ameriprise Financial Inc. Minneapolis, MN Amgen Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA AMR Corp. (American Airlines) Fort Worth, TX Bank of America Corp. Charlotte, NC The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. New York, NY (BNY Mellon) Barclays New York, NY BASF Corp. Florham Park, NJ Bausch & Lomb Inc. Rochester, NY Best Buy Co. Inc. Richfield, MN Bingham McCutchen LLP Boston, MA BMC Software Inc. Houston, TX Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corp. Ridgefield, CT BP America Inc. Warrenville, IL Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. New York, NY CA Technologies Inc. Islandia, NY Caesars Entertainment Corp. Las Vegas, NV Capital One Financial Corp. McLean, VA CC Media Holdings Inc. San Antonio, TX (Clear Channel) Charles Schwab & Co. San Francisco, CA Chevron Corp. San Ramon, CA Choice Hotels International Inc. Silver Spring, MD Chubb Corp. Warren, NJ Cisco Systems Inc. San Jose, CA Citigroup New York, NY Clorox Co. Oakland, CA The Coca-Cola Co. Atlanta, GA Corning Inc. Corning, NY Darden Restaurants Inc. Orlando, FL Dell Inc. Round Rock, TX Deloitte LLP New York, NY Deutsche Bank New York, NY Diageo North America Norwalk, CT Dow Chemical Co. Midland, MI Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester, NY Electronic Arts Inc. Redwood City, CA Eli Lilly & Co. Indianapolis, IN EMC Corp. Hopkinton, MA Ernst & Young LLP New York, NY Expedia Inc. Bellevue, WA Gap Inc. San Francisco, CA General Mills Inc. Minneapolis, MN General Motors Corp. Detroit, MI GlaxoSmithKline Philadelphia, PA Goldman Sachs Group Inc. New York, NY Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Hanover Direct Inc. Weehawken, NJ Herman Miller Inc. Zeeland, MI Hewlett-Packard Co. Palo Alto, CA Hillshire Brands Co. Downers Grove, IL Hospira Inc. Lake Forest, IL HSBC – North America Prospect Hts, IL Hyatt Hotels Corp. Chicago, IL Integrity Staffing Solutions Inc. Wilmington, DE International Business Machines Corp. Armonk, NY JPMorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY Jenner & Block LLP Chicago, IL Kaiser Permanente Oakland, CA KeyCorp Cleveland, OH Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Grp. San Francisco, CA KPMG LLP New York, NY Levi Strauss & Co. San Francisco, CA Marriott International Inc. Bethesda, MD Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. New York, NY Merck & Co. Inc. Whitehouse Stn, NJ Microsoft Corp. Redmond, WA MillerCoors Brewing Co. Chicago, IL Morgan Stanley New York, NY Motorola Inc. Schaumburg, IL Nationwide Columbus, OH The Nielsen Co. Schaumburg, IL Nike Inc. Beaverton, OR Orbitz Worldwide Inc. Chicago, IL Pfizer Inc. New York, NY PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP New York, NY QUALCOMM Inc. San Diego, CA RBC Wealth Management Minneapolis, MN Replacements Ltd. McLeansville, NC Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP Minneapolis, MN Ryder System Inc. Miami, FL Sun Microsystems Inc. Santa Clara, CA SUPERVALU Inc. Eden Prairie, MN Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund New York, NY Tech Data Corp. Clearwater, FL Texas Instruments Inc. Dallas, TX Thomson Reuters New York, NY Time Warner Inc. New York, NY Travelers Companies Inc. New York, NY WellPoint Inc. Indianapolis, IN Wells Fargo & Co. San Francisco, CA Whirlpool Corp. Benton Harbor, MI Xerox Corp. Stamford, CT Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA
  10. 10. Employment Non-Discrimination Act 50+ Small Businesses Support Ability Market Morristown, NJ All Pro Home Inspections San Diego, CA ALT Services Inc. Plano, TX Americas Trade & Supply Co. Miami, FL August eTech LLC Hamilton Square, NJ BancForce Financial Staffing San Diego, CA Calvert Group Ltd. Bethesda, MD Classic Doors and Shutters Inc. Memphis, TN Cooney, Daniel Fine Art New York, NY Corner Office Consultants Tucker, GA David W. Cropper Insurance Agency LLC Alexandria, VA Delucchi Plus LLC Washington, DC Emilio Robba Boutique Coral Gables, FL Environmental Waste Solutions Inc. Media, PA Fair Measures Inc. Santa Cruz, CA Floordesigns Inc. San Francisco, CA Four Star Cargo Inc. Miami, FL Frontline Data Group Vienna, VA Funny Boy Films LLC Los Angeles, CA Galerie Hebron, KY Greater San Diego Business Association San Diego, CA Green Ink Communications Voluntown, CT Hanlon Brown Design Inc. Portland, OR Instant Signs of Santee Santee, CA Intersource Inc. Minneapolis, MN Jennifer Brown Consulting LLC New York, NY Kell Consulting LLC Louisville, KY Leverage Technologies Inc. Brecksville, OH Masters Realtors Inc. Dallas, TX McCown & Evans LLP San Francisco, CA Merge Media Group Gp LLC Dallas, TX Michael Chamness Co. Montpelier, ND Michael Toomey Pa Miami, FL Mirage Images Inc. Chattanooga, TN On-Site Productions Inc. Alexandria, VA Osmosis Medialab Inc. New York, NY P2p Staffing Corp. Coral Springs, FL PinnaclePay Merchant Services Inc.Lawrenceville, GA PocketNurse Enterprises Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Prime Access Inc. New York, NY Production Solutions Inc. Vienna, VA Project Designworks San Diego, CA Pulse Communication Inc. New York, NY Quorum St. Paul, MN Route 7 Productions Inc. Miami Beach, FL RSF Execare Rancho Santa Fe, CA Scoji Enterprises LLC Natchitoches, LA Scotwork, NA, Inc. Parsippany, NJ Sky’s The Limit Consulting Inc. Estero, FL Smart Women Co. St. Paul, MN SQN Communications Design Inc. Vienna, VA Stanley Sumner LLC Miami Shores, FL Trillium Asset Management Boston, MA Unique Impressions Phoenix, AZ Walden Asset Management Boston, MA Westlake Drug Inc. Kalamazoo, MI Witeck-Combs Communications Inc. Washington, DC Zebra Printing & Graphic Inc. Dallas, TX
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