Illinois officials found the evidence is sufficient for legal action against the company to move forward.
After years of lobbying and finally an executive order from the president, ExxonMobil now says it will protect its LGBT employees from discrimination.
An ExxonMobil executive says the company is great for LGBT employees, but the lack of an antidiscrimination policy may prove otherwise.
A fact-finding hearing in an Illinois investigation Tuesday was the first step toward uncovering whether the oil and gas giant's nondiscrimination policies actually include sexual orientation and gender identity.
Meanwhile, ExxonMobil's refusal to enact nondiscrimination protections demonstrates the need for a presidential order banning anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors, say the authors of a new report on workplace bias.
Shareholders of the oil giant voted against adding nondiscrimination protections for LGBT employees by a margin of 81% to 19%.