The largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights organization takes into account criteria such as non-discrimination policies, employment benefits, demonstrated organizational competency and accountability, public commitment to equality, and responsible citizenship when publishing its annual list of “Best Places to Work.”
“The impact of the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index over its 18-year history is profound. In this time, the corporate community has worked with us to adopt LGBTQ-inclusive policies, practices, and benefits, establishing the Corporate Equality Index as a primary driving force for LGBTQ workplace inclusion in America and across the globe,” said HRC President Alphonso David.
For its part, Airbnb said in a statement from the company: “Airbnb strives to support LGBTQ employees and is proud of several of its unique policies in place.”
Just last year, the company adopted an official policy to support transgender employees in the workplace during their transition process, including education in terminology and medical coverage.
“If we are going to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere, we need to make sure that belonging starts within Airbnb,” said Melissa Thomas-Hunt, Head of Global Diversity and Belonging. “People of all sexual orientations and gender identities should be treated respectfully and fairly, and it’s our responsibility to make sure Airbnb is an inclusive place where our employees can truly thrive.”