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Employers who have policies prohibiting discriminating against transgender people

List of employers who have non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies from the Human Rights Campaign's Employer Database as of December 2008. This is a downloadable PDF file.

Note: There are many more employers that prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression than indicated below; this list refers only to employers whose policies that the Human Rights Campaign have been able to confirm. 

See also

Colleges and Universities Prohibting Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression

Jurisdictions Prohibiting Discrimination in Private Employment Based on Gender Identity or Expression

Jurisdictions Prohibiting Discrimination in Public Employment Based on Gender Identity or Expression

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Collective bargaining agreements that prohibit discrimination against transgender people

Local 3 of the Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) contract with all universities, non-profit direct service providers and non-profits like United Way and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is as follows:

There shall be no discrimination by the Union or the Employer in hiring, promoting, severance or Union membership because of race, creed color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender, HIV status, Medical condition, religion or any non-job related factor, marital status, handicap, disability, Immigrant Status or Veteran Status.

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Labor statements in support of transgender rights

 

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Employment resources:

Equality Principles: From the Equality Project is a consumer, employee and investor advocacy coalition working to support and monitor workplace awareness and adoption of the progressive policies expressed in the Equality Principles as endorsed by leading LGBT organizations.

Transgender Issues in the Workplace:From the Human Rights Campaign, a resource for human resource and other professional development departments.

Informative news stories:

Companies Add Gender Identity to Anti- Bias Policies: News story from 2004 in the Washington Post.

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., on behalf of the City’s Pension Funds, launched an effort urging 15 Fortune 500 companies to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation. Thompson asked three additional companies to implement policies that prohibit discrimination based on gender identity. See offical press release here.

Organizations:

Human Rights Campaign Employer Base: Database of employers compiled by the Human Rights Campaign. Allows you to search for employers with specific non-discrimination policies, healthcare policies, and more.

Pride At Work: The purpose of Pride At Work is to mobilize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community around organizing for social and economic justice. We aim to educate the LBGT Community about the benefits of union membership for LGBT working people, and to build support and solidarity for the union movement in the LGBT community.

Transgender at Work: The Transgender at Work (TAW) project is a focal point for addressing workplace issues for the transgendered. TAW provides resources for innovative employers who want to set their company employment policies to help their transgendered employees to be at their most productive, without spending energy hiding an important part of themselves and pretending to be something they are not.

 

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Last edited: 04/06/2010