Women-Friendly Workplace Campaign Consumer's Pledge
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I am tired of my consumer dollars subsidizing discrimination.
I hereby pledge to fight all forms of discrimination by spending my money
at businesses that sign the Women-Friendly Workplace
pledge. I will support businesses that:
- Treat all customers/clients
equally and with respect, without regard to their sex, race, sexual orientation,
age, marital or family status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or size.
- Provide a workplace
free of discrimination based on sex, race, sexual orientation, age, marital
or family status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or size.
- Support all employees
in their efforts to balance work and family responsibilities. In this regard,
companies not only meet the minimum requirements of the law but also strive
toward policies that are genuinely family-friendly. (Such policies might
include paid sick leave, flex-time, job sharing, child care and/or elder
care benefits, family and medical leave for companies not legally obligated
to provide it.)
- Do not tolerate sexual
or racial harassment, but do educate all employees, including management,
with regard to anit-harassment policies and rigorously enforce them.
- Ensure that any allegation
of sexual or racial harassment, sexual assault or sex or race discrimination
are promptly and thoroughly investigated, and ensure that employees making
such allegations are protected from retaliation and are not required to
seek redress from a workers' compensation board or forced to submit to
arbitration in lieu of pursuing legal or statutory remedies.
- Have an affirmative
action program to ensure that women and people of color are included in
the recruitment, hiring and promotion of employees.
- Do not tolerate sexist,
racist, sexually-explicit or pornographic images in the workplace or at
any company-sponsored events.
- Respect the laws
that recognize the right of their employees to organize and establish an
- Provide all employee
benefits without discrimination based on sex. Any health benefits offered
cover the full range of reproductive health services -- including abortion.
- Do not discriminate
on the basis of marital status or sexual orientation. Benefits provided
to spouses of employees are also extended to domestic partners -- including
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