Employee Benefits & Policies

Produced by the HRC Foundation

This criterion is designed to familiarize long-term care communities with best practices to promote equity and inclusion for LGBTQ+ employees.

Reviewing the practices implemented by other communities and recommended by experts, a community can identify and address gaps in their policies and practices. LGBTQ+ employees who work in long-term care communities play a vital role in ensuring LGBTQ+ residents are treated with dignity and respect by informally educating their co-workers about resident concerns, offering feedback about the community’s policies and practices, and conveying to the local community their organization’s commitment to equity and inclusion. It is critical that LGBTQ+ employees, like LGBTQ+ residents, receive equal treatment, particularly vis-à-vis health-related benefits and policies.

These policies are also informed by the HRC Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, or CEI. The CEI is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

LEI Survey Questions

Equal Benefits

Additional Support for LGBTQ+ Employees

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