Dec 9, 2014
Equality NC Launches Business Equality Council with Major NC Businesses
RALEIGH, NC (Dec. 9, 2014) — Equality NC is pleased to announce it is formally launching the Business Equality Council this week, with major partners Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Workplace Options, and Replacements, Ltd.
This new program is targeted at businesses of all sizes in North Carolina who value diversity and inclusion in the work place by having a fully inclusive non-discrimination policy for LGBT workers, and don’t discriminate on that basis when providing services.
Businesses that support Equality not only illustrate an increased commitment to their current employees, but also are better able to recruit and retain the best and brightest workers, as well as a loyal and fast-growing customer base, that — more and more — makes consumer decisions based on conscience.
Equality NC will convene vocal and visible North Carolina business leaders who support employment protections for gay and transgender workers to become part of an unprecedented business coalition designed to increase support for statewide workplace protection policies and making our state work for all.