Posted by: outandequal | November 2, 2011

Congratulations to Google, Inc. — Winner of the Significant Achievement in Workplace Equality award

Google Group at the Thursday Plenary


Congratulations to Google, Inc., winner of the Significant Achievement in Workplace Equality award

The Significant Achievement Award recognizes an employer that has made recent significant strides in advancing a fair and equitable workplace for its LGBT employees. The winner of the 2011 award is:

Google, Inc.
This year, Google grossed up health benefits coverage for same-sex domestic partners, offering an equivalent to the Family Medical Leave Act for same-sex domestic partners and changing the definition of infertility to expand fertility assistance. It also altered its systems to recognize marriage as independent of the sex of the partners. LGBT Benefits enhancements received recognition as one of the 15 Best HR Ideas for 2011 by Human Resource Executive.

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