publication . Article . 2011

Economic Motives for Adopting LGBT-Related Workplace Policies

Sears, Brad; Mallory, Christy; Hunter, Nan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2011
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The past decade has seen a large increase in the number of corporations adopting LGBT-related workplace policies.  This study evaluates the economic impact of non-discrimination and benefits policies by analyzing the extent to which economic reasons motivate corporations to adopt such policies.  This study reviews statements issued when adopting such policies by the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and the top 50 federal government contractors.  Overall, we find that almost all of top 50 Fortune 500 companies and the top 50 federal government contractors (92%) state that, in general, diversity policies and generous benefit packages are good for their business.  In a...
Subjects
free text keywords: Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, LGBT Employment, Employment Discrimination
Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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