She was repeatedly subjected to a barrage of hostilities on the job which included being wrongfully disciplined and repeatedly misgendered. Most major companies are now deeply invested in talent acquisition and retention, diversity initiatives, and good PR in the age of hashtag activism. In another lawsuit, also filed last year, a transgender employee in New Jersey claimed she was harassed by her manager and ultimately fired because of her gender identity. The same day that the bill became law after Gov. Walmart is part of a wave of companies that use their considerable economic clout to force progressive change. And are other Fortune companies following suit?
This is about dollars and cents.
Why Walmart Became LGBT-Friendly
This year we participated in Denver PrideFest, where 30 local stores and clubs came together to become a major event sponsor and staff the festival family area. The company fared better when it spoke out against Arkansas House Bill Our CEO Doug McMillon talks a lot about respect for the individual and how diversity and inclusion benefits us as a company and a community of people. Starbucks Corp canceled a program in which baristas were invited to engage customers on conversations about race, making it a cautionary tale for companies looking to wade into potentially controversial issues. For her, the story boils down to the most basic principle in business: The statement was all the more remarkable because Walmart had always been known for its insularity and discomfort with social issues.
The Family Research Council's Tony Perkins asked consumers to challenge Walmart on why it chose to " fund radical social activism. My co-chair Sandy King and I continue to see our involvement in family movie nights, marches and festivals grow. Voters finally ratified it last September. Their ranking on the HRC index was very low at that moment. Most major companies are now deeply invested in talent acquisition and retention, diversity initiatives, and good PR in the age of hashtag activism. Sam's Club is a membership-only retail warehouse chain and a subsidiary of Walmart.