LinkedIn Included in Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index

December 5, 2016

LinkedIn is thrilled to have received a 100% ranking and the designation of a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) released this morning. The CEI evaluates a company’s LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.

Diversity and inclusion are key priorities for us, but we also feel strongly that fostering an environment where all employees feel they belong and can be their true, authentic selves — is key to unleashing the magic of a diverse team. We are committed to LGBT equality and inclusion and over the last two years, we have expanded benefits and programs to ensure LinkedIn is a place where members of the LGBT community and their allies, feel welcome each and every day.

Some examples of these efforts include:

  • Investing in talent recruitment efforts through LGBT focused career fairs and sponsorship of the Lesbians Who Tech Conference in San Francisco.

  • Ensuring our US Benefit programs are inclusive so that domestic partners and same sex spouses are covered in FMLA, health plans (including COBRA equivalent), supplemental life, adoption, surrogacy benefits, employee assistance program, and more.

  • Supporting Transgender Reassignment Surgery including counseling, pharmacy, surgical procedures, and a paid leave of absence.

  • Continuing the global reach of out@in, our global LGBT Employee Resource Group, to 15 active chapters, with two executive sponsors and a strong ally community.

  • Participating in six global Pride Parades and Singapore’s PinkDot in support of the LGBT communities.  We also engaged with Open for Business, a coalition of leading global companies making a business and economic case for LGBT inclusion.  

In addition to these efforts, LinkedIn was also included in the 2016 Gay + Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) Workplace Equality Index where our out@in Dublin chapter was honored as a LGBT Employee Network of the Year. Several employees were also included in this year’s OUTstanding & Financial Times Leading LGBT+ & Ally Executives lists. We look forward to continuing this work together in the year ahead.