Top 10 LGBT-Employment Friendly States

Top 10 LGBT-Employment Friendly States

Top 10 LGBT-Employment Friendly States

Employment opportunities and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals have been on the rise in recent years but vary considerably from state to state. Some states mandate certain legal protections and benefits for LGBTs explicitly while others offer no protections or benefits. In fact, according to the Movement Advancement Project, 52% of the LGBT population resides in states that do not prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.


 

Top 10 LGBT-Employment Friendly States

In an effort to better illustrate this growing trend, XpertHR has compiled a list of the top 10 LGBT-employment friendly states based on their state specific laws which:

  • prohibit discrimination,
  • permit same-sex marriage and offer other benefits,
  • include LGBT protections in hate crime laws, and
  • promote a positive working and living climate for LGBTs.

Author: Beth P. Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor

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