Posted BY: Jasmine | NwoReport
Indeed, the Austin-based online job search platform is making waves with a unique initiative to support transgender employees and their families. They offer a $10,000 relocation payment to individuals seeking gender-affirming care and living in states with restrictive laws or government directives regarding such medical care. This program also extends to those residing in areas that limit support for gender non-conforming, transgender, or non-binary children.
(Kinda weird that companies never did stuff like this for black people or disabled people.)— DomPachino101 (@DomPachino101) August 30, 2023
Amid conservative efforts targeting transgender rights & gender-affirming care for minors, some companies are stepping up to offer support for their trans workershttps://t.co/0qy60PD3Pw
While Indeed introduced this program to its employees in July, it has remained undisclosed until now. The company’s objective appears to be achieving the highest possible score on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a benchmarking survey assessing corporate policies related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Indeed, it proudly received a perfect score of 100 percent on the CEI in 2018, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a prominent LGBTQ+ political lobbying group.
The $10,000 relocation benefit aims to assist transgender employees and their families move to more accepting and inclusive environments. It acknowledges the challenges faced by transgender individuals in states with restrictive laws and seeks to provide them with a safer and more supportive place to live and work.
Indeed’s commitment to creating an inclusive workplace aligns with its mission to ‘out-woke’ corporate America. This initiative reflects its dedication to fostering a culture of acceptance and support. However, it’s not without its share of controversy, with some questioning the selective nature of such programs and their focus on transgender employees.
While Indeed’s move may raise questions and comparisons with past corporate initiatives, it undeniably highlights the company’s determination to set a higher standard for inclusivity in the workplace. As the program gains more attention, it remains to be seen how it will impact the company’s CEI score and whether it will encourage more companies to support transgender employees and their families.