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Indeed Supports Transgender Employees with $10K Relocation Incentive

Indeed Supports Transgender Employees with $10K Relocation Incentive

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The job search company will enable employees to move to more trans-friendly locations.

Online job-hunting company Indeed is offering $10,000 to transgender employees for moving expenses if they need care or support and can’t access it in the state they live.

As conservatives target transgender rights and gender-affirming health care, some businesses are looking for ways to support transgender employees. Indeed is the latest company to show support for its trans workers by helping them relocate

According to the American Civil Liberties Union, Republican legislators nationwide have introduced 495 LGBTQ-related bills since January. All of them restrict the lives of LGBTQ+ people.

Indeed told Axios that its gender-affirming care relocation benefit went into effect in July, the outlet reports.

It is available to employees who live in U.S. jurisdictions where gender-affirming medical care is outlawed or limited. The support is also provided to employees with gender non-conforming, transgender, or nonbinary kids to relocate to a place their children can access gender-affirming care. The employees will receive a $10,000 one-time payment to ease that relocation cost.

The company implemented the program to deliver vital care to employees and their families, said Indeed’s vice president of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Misty Gaither.

“Our transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming colleagues are integral to our business and culture at Indeed,” Gaither told Axios. “We know employees thrive and do their best work when they can bring their authentic selves to work.”.

Among trans workers, nearly two-thirds feel pressured to manage their identities at work, while 38 percent are forced to conceal their identities, according to a survey released by Indeed. The same survey found that only eight percent of LGBTQ+ workers knew their employers offered transgender-specific benefits, while 50 percent said theirs didn’t, and 42 percent didn’t know.

Some major U.S. corporations have accepted employee insurance benefits for transgender people. Among the companies that provide health insurance plans that include access to gender-affirming care, Intuit, Netflix, and Starbucks offer plans that cover medications and surgical interventions.

In addition, Intuit, the company that makes accounting and tax software like QuickBooks and TurboTax, offers benefits that comply with the standards of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. In addition, the company provides moving assistance for transgender employees.

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