Once again, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation gives Kaiser Permanente a perfect score for our LGBTQ-inclusive policies, practices, and benefits.
When Kaiser Permanente employee Bianca Rey began her transition in 2013, she knew her family would support her, but she was wasn’t sure how her manager and colleagues might react.
She spoke with her director and immediately felt at ease.
"My director let me take the lead on how and what I thought would be most comfortable for me to transition in the workplace — from communicating with my colleagues about my name and my pronouns (she, her, hers) to sharing our HR policy about transitioning in the workplace policy,” said Rey, an equity, inclusion, and diversity specialist at Kaiser Permanente.
Rey’s experience is reflective of Kaiser Permanente’s longstanding commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity. We are proud to be recognized for the 15th consecutive year by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which awarded us the highest possible score on its 2021 Corporate Equality Index and named us a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. The Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool for corporate policies, practices, and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer employees.
“Transitioning in the workplace is not easy for anyone, but my experience was excellent and I know that is tied to my work environment.”
Kaiser Permanente’s recognition from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the latest of many accolades recognizing our ongoing commitment to and leadership in equity, inclusion, and diversity, including:
Read more about Kaiser Permanente’s workforce and care delivery accolades.