Based on enacted policies at the company, Live Nation Entertainment has been named one of the best companies for LGBTQ employees.
The Human Rights Campaign rated 947 of the nation’s largest businesses and Live Nation earned a perfect 100 percent score on their LGBTQ equality in the workplace. To determine inclusive policies in a company, HRC uses its Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, including: non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.
Live Nation received top marks by satisfying all of the Index’s criteria through implementing programs such as Transgender Benefits & Wellness, Full Benefits for Domestic Partnerships, Inclusive Culture & Engagement, including LBGTQ Employee Resource Groups, Corporate & Employee Policies, including equal opportunity employment and non-discrimination policies, and Learning & Development opportunities for LGBTQ employees and allies.
“Live music brings together fans of all different backgrounds while also encouraging self-expression, and at Live Nation we do everything we can to promote that same culture of inclusion for our employees,” said Michael Rapino, President and CEO, Live Nation Entertainment in a release. “As the world’s leader in live entertainment, we are proud to empower the LGBTQ community through concerts and career opportunities, and are honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign.”
In the past year, Live Nation has stepped up its commitment to equality in the workplace, jumping from a 75 percent score in 2017 to 100 percent in 2018. Live Nation now joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses out of the 947, that received a perfect score.
To review the entire 2018 report, go here.