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to the merger with Exxon in 1999, Mobil had nondiscrimination protections in place for LGBT employees, but those were rescinded when Exxon took over.
Emails Show Conflict Behind ExxonMobil's Discrimination Policy Case
December 12 2014 5:23 PM ET

Emails Show Conflict Behind ExxonMobil Discrimination

Michelle Garcia

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

Will ExxonMobil Finally Protect LGBT Employees?
October 22 2014 6:23 PM ET

Will ExxonMobil Finally Protect LGBT Employees?

Sunnivie Brydum

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.

Study: LGBT Info on Resume Means Fewer Responses
July 05 2014 5:07 AM ET

Study: LGBT Info on Resume Means Fewer Responses

Trudy Ring

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.

ExxonMobil Nixes Antidiscrimination Policy, While New Report Documents Widespread Bias
May 28 2014 3:15 PM ET

Report: LGBT Employees Still Face Widespread Bias

Trudy Ring

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.

ExxonMobil Will Extend Employee Benefits to Same-Sex Couples
September 27 2013 3:10 PM ET

ExxonMobil Changes Policy for Gay Employees

Daniel Reynolds

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.

What's Wrong With Exxon?
September 03 2013 5:00 AM ET

What's Wrong With Exxon?

Antonia Juhasz

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.

ExxonMobil Shareholders Cast 14th Vote Opposing Protections for LGBT Employees
May 29 2013 4:40 PM ET

ExxonMobil Rejects Protections for LGBT Employees — Again

Sunnivie Brydum

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

LGBT Friendly Alternatives to ExxonMobil
July 19 2012 4:00 AM ET

Fed Up With Exxon? Pump Here

Camille Beredjick

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.

Exxon Mobil Votes Overwhelmingly Against Protecting LGBT Employees
May 30 2012 7:01 PM ET

ExxonMobil Has a Resounding No for Its LGBT Employees

Lucas Grindley

Some 80% of shareholders voted against adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the company's anti-discrimination policy.

Dallas Morning News Editors Want ExxonMobil to Protect LGBT Workers
May 24 2012 6:54 PM ET

Dallas's Largest Newspaper Urges ExxonMobil to Protect LGBT Employees

Neal Broverman

Evolve, the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper says to ExxonMobil.

Will ExxonMobil Finally Protect its LGBT Workers?
May 22 2012 2:16 PM ET

Will ExxonMobil Finally Protect its LGBT Workers?

Michelle Garcia

Shareholders and leaders of ExxonMobil, recently named to the top position on the Fortune 500, has continuously voted against introducing LGBT-inclusive antidiscrimination policies. Will that finally change this May?

SEC Rejects ExxonMobil Attempt to Block Non-discrimination Shareholder Resolution
March 22 2012 2:00 PM ET

SEC Rejects ExxonMobil's Attempt to Block Nondiscrimination Proposal

Julie Bolcer

In January, ExxonMobil wrote to the SEC to argue that the company’s employment policies already conformed.

Exxon Mobil Rejects Progay Policy Again
May 26 2010 5:15 PM ET

Exxon Mobil Rejects Pro-Gay Policy Again

Michelle Garcia

Just 22% of shareholders voted in favor of amending the nondiscrimination policy.