Monday's decision by the Supreme Court comes at a time where we find ourselves as a nation reeling and attempting to heal from the wounds inflicted by systemic racism against BIPOC and attacks on the LGBTQI community. Especially in the workplace.
Being your full self at work — regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity, race, or ethnicity — is an essential freedom that every citizen has a right to.
Thanks to Monday's ruling, gay and transgender people are officially protected by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sex. This means employees can not legally be fired for being gay, bisexual, or transgender.
At Deputy, we wholeheartedly believe that the ability to be your full self at work enables you to be your best self at work. And being your best self at work means you do better work.
To any employee who didn’t feel welcome when you walked in the door: We see you and we support you and we believe in you. To our customers who have created safe workplaces for the LGBTQI and BIPOC communities because it was right, and not because it was required: We see you and we thank you for being allies and courageous business leaders.
We are at a critical point in history, and we recognize as a company, that it is time to step up to the plate. As we work to continue to educate ourselves, create space, and amplify diversity and inclusion at our own company, we encourage other brands and business leaders to do the same.
Courts changed the laws for workplaces. CEO's need to change the workplace culture.
Let’s get to work.
New York Times Podcast : Learn more about this landmark decision by the US Supreme Court.