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Neat: "For the first time ever, all 100 firms on Fortune's Best Companies To Work For list this year have non-discrimination policies that include sexual orientation."

I'm not sure on what basis bestiness was determined, since the lack of a non-discrimination policy sort of makes a place not so bestish for people vulnerable to termination on the basis of their immutable identities, which makes me suspect these are best places to work if you've already got some measure of privilege,* but I shall set aside the cynicism for the moment, because this is actually good news of meaningful progress in one social justice sphere.
"It's been gathering strength over the 15 years that we've done the survey," said Milton Moskowitz, a co-author of the list. Similar progress has been made in benefits for same-sex domestic partners, which are now offered by 89 of the 100 companies listed, up from 70 five years ago.

"It's not surprising to me that the places that are ranked the best to work are also the ones that are going to respect and value their employees," said Michael Cole-Schwartz, communications manager at the Human Rights Campaign, an organization that advocates on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
Too true.


* By which I mean, it sort of seems like maybe this list should really have been previously titled "Fortune's Best Companies To Work For If You're Straight." And I doubt that's the only caveat to the bestiness. For instance, how many of these non-discrimination policies include protections for trans* employees...?

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