I worked for Caterpillar until two weeks ago as media relations rep and was terminated for having a profile at manhunt.net… the two pictures I have on that profile are NOT naked just face pics…. yet the company considered it went against its value and was kicked out after 5years of hardwork… dont know what to do know.. I loved that company.
Wow, is that a legal reason? Assholes!
In the UK you can sue their a**es off!
Corporate policies are totally useless when a “family values” manager forces you to quit by refusing raises, promoting the most incompetent people over you, refused transfers and making your work life hell. I worked at Apple retail, I was treated like crap by the manager when no one else was around. It WAS a good company, but whenever I try to apply for a job, they check my history and I am denied, blackballed by a homophobic manager, regardless of my extensive Mac technical and software knowledge, and diverse retail history. I am screwed from the career I have spent years trying to obtain. Yes, she is still with Apple and continues to prevent any open gays from advancing. Numerous complaints to her manager were never investigated.
The Corporate Equality Index is pretty meaningless though as it ONLY judges companies by their treatment of their own employees. It does not judge them on their other actvities.
A company that makes donations to homophobic candidates or causes can still score 100% on this index.
The retailer Target scored 100% last year, even though they paid $250,000 to the campaign fund of homophobic bigot Tom Emmer.
Target scored 100% because they treated their own LGBT staff equally on paper, even though they are funding candidates and campaigns that will remove rights from their own employees.
I don’t think that the best company to work for is the CIA, seems they give people cancer if they do not like them, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2079680/Hugo-Chavez-says-US-giving-South-American-leaders-cancer.html, everybody knows that the CIA is spreading the HIV/AIDS virus. They are not a good company to work for, unless you are bonkers.
Paranoid schizophrenia much??
I wish I can just walk into a gay friendly job. Stonewall lists the most gay friendly employers on their site but at the end of the day to get a job you need experience and to get experience you need to have the job. Having been unemployed myself I have been on the old merry go round. To many employers qualifications are just a piece of paper saying that you can shovel manure from A to B. Nowadays people are starting their adult lives in debt because of university tuition fees and student loans in return for a qualification for a job that may not exist. What people need are basic skills – how many of you out there can pluck a chicken for example?