Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest private employer, added gender identity and expression to its employment nondiscrimination policy. The company’s nondiscrimination policy already included sexual orientation.
Company spokesman Phillip Keene said the policy was enacted several weeks ago and that it was added as part of a standard review of company policy and not because of any complaints they received.
“What matters in the workplace is how you do your job, not your gender identity or sexual orientation,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “As the nation’s largest private employer, Wal-Mart shows that doing the right thing is also good for business. We urge them to continue to move forward by ensuring all of their LGBT employees receive equal benefits.”