Is McDonald's LGBTQ friendly?

While McDonald's has earned top marks in the Corporate Equality Index by HRC in 2021, the company has also made several meaningful political contributions to various legislators promoting anti-lGBTQ+ laws at state level across the entire country. While McDonald's internal policies have a positive impact on hundreds of thousands of employees and their families, their political donations have a potential to negatively affect millions.


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Does McDonald's have an LGBTQ inclusive culture?

McDonald's has shown sustained commitment to diversity through several initiatives like training for new hires and employees, executives performance tied to diversity goals, and policies that support an inclusive culture around gender identity and self expression.
McDonald's has employee groups and/or diversity councils within the company to support LGBTQ employees, and has several programs around hiring, supplier selection, marketing, and philanthropy to support LBBTQ individuals, causes, and organizations.

Does McDonald's offer LGBTQ friendly benefits to its employees?

McDonald's has strong and inclusive benefits offering for US Employees.
Health Insurance and other benefits are equivalent when it comes to their coverage of spouses or domestic partners for different-sex and same-sex couples.
At McDonald's Transgender individuals are offered equal health coverage, including medically necessary care.

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Does McDonald's have inclusive workforce protections?

McDonald's has inclusive workforce protections, with policies that include both sexual orientation and gender identity & expression for all operations

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