Best Companies of 2010: The Case For a Raise



 The Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index rates American companies on their efforts toward equality for LGBT employees and consumers and challenges those companies to improve practices and policies. These findings are from the 2010 CEI.

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is one of a handful of U.S. companies to pay gay employees added salary to cover a federal tax on their partner health benefits.

Wells Fargo supports a wide range of LGBT business initiatives, including sponsorship of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s LGBT Business Owner of the Year award.

72% of CEI-rated companies have protections against discrimination based on gender identity or expression, one of the index’s most notable successes.

Toyota is the top auto brand for gays and lesbians, according to a national survey conducted last year; the company also has maintained top ratings on the CEI.

Eleven of the top 20 companies on the Fortune 1000 list earned CEI ratings of 100. They are General Motors, Chevron, Ford Motor, Citigroup, Bank of America, AT&T, J.P. Morgan Chase, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Cardinal Health, and Goldman Sachs.

9.3 million The number of employees represented in the 305 companies that rated a top score of 100.
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