Organizational Policies and Practices

Does your organization:
1.    have a written policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?
2.    have a diversity training program that includes awareness of gay and lesbian issues?
3.    have a diversity workshop or training session devoted exclusively to gay and lesbian issues?
4.    engage in public support of gay and lesbian issues or activities (e.g.‚ corporate representation at Gay Pride events)?
5.    have an unofficial organization/network of lesbian and gay employees?
6.    have an officially recognized organization of lesbian and gay employees?
7.    offer same-sex domestic partner benefits that include health insurance?
8.    offer same-sex partner benefits that include bereavement leave for the death of a same-sex partner?
9.    offer same-sex partner benefits that include sick-care leave (to care for a same-sex partner)?
10.welcome same-sex partners to company social events?
 
1= No‚ 2= Yes
 
This instrument can be found at: http://academiccommons.columbia.edu/catalog/ac%3A152578   
 

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