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Meijer named one of the best places to work for LGBTQ equality

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 18:47:53-05

(WXYZ) — Meijer scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2020 Corporate Equality Index.

The index is a national bench-marking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.

“It’s an honor to have achieved this designation because it reflects our team members’ dedication to upholding one of our core values of treating people with dignity and respect,” said Tim Williams, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Meijer, in a press release. “We strive to build engaged teams where individuals bring their authentic selves and full talents to work every day. Our team has made great strides towards an inclusive and diverse environment and we will continue that important work every day.”

The index measures indicators including non-discrimination policies, employment benefits, demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion, public commitment to LGBTQ equality and responsible citizenship.

Meijer's LGBTQ diversity and inclusion highlights include:

  • Equal employment opportunities to all sexual orientations and gender identities
  • Parity in benefits between same-sex and different-sex spouses, as well as transgender health care
  • Sponsorship of local Pride events across the Midwest
  • A supportive community for LGBTQ team members through the Meijer Pride team member resource group

To view the full index online, click here.