Nadine Smith

Equality Means Business Launched

Filed By Nadine Smith | September 10, 2010 8:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: business, Equality Florida, equality means business, labor, LGBT, workforce

Today, my organization Equality Florida is thrilled announce the launch "Equality Means Business," a project to spotlight employers in Florida that demonstrate a strong commitment to supporting diversity and that specifically provide protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trandgender (LGBT) employees.
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We've long known that protecting employees from discrimination is the right thing to do. Now, more and more research shows that it's also a smart business decision. Through our online presence and public education efforts, Equality Means Business will spotlight companies with strong policies as a way of encouraging others to raise their standards as well. We believe honoring those companies that set the standard with comprehensive policies is the best way to encourage others to promote inclusivity and to strengthen Florida's national and international reputation for attracting and retaining a highly talented workforce.
Major Florida employers are already part of Equality Means Business, including: - BlueCross/BlueShield of Florida - JetBlue - Symantec - Carlton Fields - Pepsico - Citi - Sweetbay - Wachoiva/Wells Fargo Visit EqualityMeansBusiness.com to see our most recent corporate members and stay informed on our efforts. Don't see your favorite pro-equality businesses? Interested in enrolling your business?

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This is great--but is EqFL also checking out their donations to anti-gay candidates too?