Monday, April 30, 2007

Exxon-Mobil: ZERO

Exxon Mobil is one of three companies to score a ZERO rating on the HRC Corporate Equality Index.

Here is what HRC had to say about them: "ExxonMobil has the dubious distinction of being the only U.S. company to have rolled back both benefits eligibility for its employees’ domestic partners and a non-discrimination policy inclusive of sexual orientation. When Exxon purchased Mobil in 1999, Mobil had specifically included sexual orientation in its non- discrimination policy and offered benefits to domestic partners. Exxon did neither. Mobil’s employees lost the protections and the domestic partner benefits program was closed to new applicants when they were brought under Exxon’s policies. Since then, the company has consistently refused to add sexual orientation to its non-discrimination policy despite shareholder attempts. Instead of modifying its written policy for its employees, the company simply professes to its shareholders that it does not discriminate."

It also has a couple of locations in West Hollyood--at 8020 Santa Monica Boulevard--next to FuBar--and at 8380 Santa Monica Boulevard across from Hugo's Restaurant. There is also anouther location just outside West Hollywood at Sunset and Fairfax.

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