This week, the LGBT community celebrates the support of 300 Missouri-based companies ranging from the small business to the Fortune 500 now voicing their support for workplace protections to the Missouri General Assembly.
These companies recognize diversity and inclusiveness not as a program, but as a way that they do business and are adding their collective voices to the clarion call for equality and the passage of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA).
MONA would extend basic workplace protections for the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by adding sexual orientation and gender identity into the Missouri Human Rights Statute, which already protects against workplace discrimination based on race, sex, and national origin.
More than 160,000 LGBT adults in Missouri would benefit from an expanded state non-discrimination law that includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
“The business community understands that workplace protections are good for business and good for Missouri,” says A.J. Bockelman, Executive Director for PROMO. “More and more companies are “coming out” in support as momentum builds to pass MONA in Missouri”