Exxon Mobil

The latest news about Exxon Mobil, the oil company with the worst ranking from the Human Rights Campaign. Exxon Mobil is the only company ever to receive a negative score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, which rates companies based on their LGBT-inclusive policies and practices. Shareholders of the petroleum giant have continually rejected an antidiscrimination resolution that would have protected employees from being fired or harassed simply because they are LGBT. Prior to the merger with Exxon in 1999, Mobil had nondiscrimination protections in place for LGBT employees, but those were rescinded when Exxon took over.

Illinois officials found the evidence is sufficient for legal action against the company to move forward.

February 06 2015 6:00 AM

After years of lobbying and finally an executive order from the president, ExxonMobil now says it will protect its LGBT employees from discrimination.

3:56 PM

An ExxonMobil executive says the company is great for LGBT employees, but the lack of an antidiscrimination policy may prove otherwise.

December 12 2014 5:23 PM

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.

October 22 2014 7:23 PM

In the study, two fake résumés were sent to employers, and the applicant with a history of LGBT activism got fewer responses despite listing more qualifications.

July 05 2014 6:07 AM

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.

May 28 2014 4:15 PM

To comply with federal law, the oil giant announced that it would begin offering benefits to the spouses of its gay and lesbian employees October 1.

September 27 2013 4:10 PM

In 2012, and again in 2013, HRC gave Exxon Mobil a negative 25 out of 100 possible points on its annual Corporate Equality Index. Here’s why.

September 03 2013 6:00 AM

Shareholders of the oil giant voted against adding nondiscrimination protections for LGBT employees by a margin of 81% to 19%.

May 29 2013 5:40 PM

ExxonMobil is a notoriously poor place for LGBT people to work if they want equal benefits. Bring your business to a more equality-minded company, as ranked by HRC's Corporate Equality Index.

July 19 2012 5:00 AM