EA Named ‘Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality’

Electronic Arts has been given a 100 percent rating by the Human Rights Campaign earning it the distinction of being named the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" for 2013. To receive such an honor and distinction a businesses must demonstrate policies, benefits and practices that are fair and equitable to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

"I am very pleased that EA has scored a 100% rating and been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign in a year where the company has taken significant steps to remain inclusive," said Gabrielle Toledano, Chief Talent Officer, EA. "EA has made changes to our medical benefits, been involved in LGBT events in our community and taken a public stance against the Defense of Marriage Act. EA champions diversity with a work environment where everyone feels welcome and can be themselves."

The HRC's Corporate Equality Index (CEI) report, which provides analysis and ratings of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to LGBT employees, can be found here.

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    Balance says:

    I still have an axe–indeed, several axes–to grind with EA, but I have to give credit where it's due. I salute them for their policies in this area and for their stance against DOMA.

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