ExxonMobil again failed its LGBT employees as shareholders voted down a policy to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the company’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy. Despite the failed vote, the HRC is calling on the oil giant to add the protections and ban all forms of discrimination. ExxonMobil lags behind most of corporate America, including its closest competitors in the oil industry. Currently, 88 percent of Fortune 500 companies include sexual orientation in their EEO policy and 57 percent include gender identity. “No company has proven itself a worse corporate citizen by betraying its LGBT employees time and again than ExxonMobil,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “By failing once more to do the right thing, ExxonMobil places itself firmly on the wrong side of history. Fair-minded consumers should take their business elsewhere.”
Next time you head to fill up your tank remember that Mobil, Exxon, and Esso discriminate against their LGBT employees.