Tuesday, June 17, 2014

HRC: ExxonMobil is blatantly lying about its LGBT antibias policy because Obama just extended LGBT workplace protection to federal contractor workers

The nation's largest gay rights organization ripped ExxonMobil apart this week in its blog:

...How ExxonMobil will come to comply with this executive order was one of the big unanswered questions of this morning’s news. 
      This afternoon we got ExxonMobil’s answer: they’ve decided to lie about their own record.
      In a brazen statement obtained by the Human Rights Campaign, ExxonMobil is now claiming it has “a longstanding policy that strictly prohibits any form of discrimination by or toward employees, contractors, suppliers and customers in any ExxonMobil workplace. Our global, zero-tolerance policy applies to all forms of discrimination, including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”
      To explain why this is baloney, HRC Vice President for Communications Fred Sainz issued the following statement:
      “Put bluntly, this statement is a lie,” Sainz said. “ExxonMobil’s Equal Employment and Opportunity Policy has clearly and consistently omitted enumerated LGBT non-discrimination protections for its personnel. Though their statement sounds like it’s taking a very progressive stand, it is in fact a master class in doublespeak—crafted, no doubt, by a team of well-paid lawyers. Until a nondiscrimination policy is enumerated, it isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.” 
     ExxonMobil’s shareholders have voted 17 times to kill enumerated non-discrimination protections for ExxonMobil’s LGBT personnel...
Read the entire post at HRC's blog...

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