Best Buy has joined with more than 200 leading U.S. businesses, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Out and Equal in signing a “friend of the court” brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court expressing support for equality and workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people.
Best Buy added its voice because we believe that opposing discrimination in all forms is fundamental in our effort to create a diverse work environment and embed inclusivity in our culture.
“We believe that the workplace should be inclusive and free from discrimination because people are at their best when they are treated with fairness and respect and comfortable being themselves,” said Todd Hartman, General Counsel and Chief Risk & Compliance Officer for Best Buy and executive sponsor of the company’s Pride Employee Resource Group. “We are proud to continue to stand up for equality for our LGBTQ+ co-workers, customers and community members.”
Best Buy was recognized on the HRC’s Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the 14th year, scoring a perfect rating of 100 on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index, which benchmarks how companies are working to achieve workplace equality for LGBTQ employees.