Is Olive garden LGBTQ friendly?

Olive garden is owned by Darden Restaurants

Darden Restaurants has achieved a score of 90/100 on the Corporate Equality Index by Human Rights Campaign, with only one area flagged as sub-par in order for the conglomerate to reach the top score. In particular, Darden Restaurants is still not offering its employees equivalency in same- and different-sex domestic partner medical and soft benefits, something that many other restaurant chains do provide to their staff already.


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Does Olive garden have an LGBTQ inclusive culture?

Olive garden 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.
Olive garden 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.

Three LGBTQ Internal Training and Education Best Practices


Three Distinct Efforts of Outreach or Engagement to Broader LGBTQ Community


Employee group –or– Diversity council


LGBTQ Corporate Social Responsibility


Does Olive garden have inclusive workforce protections?

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

Policy includes gender identity or expression for all operations


Policy includes sexual orientation for all operations


Does Olive garden offer LGBTQ friendly benefits to its employees?

Olive garden does provide some inclusive benefits as part of their offering for US Employees, in terms of health Insurance equality for spouses or domestic partners for different-sex and same-sex couples, or equal health coverage for transgender individuals.

Equal health coverage for transgender individuals without exclusion for medically necessary care


Equivalency in same- and different-sex spousal medical and soft benefits


Equivalency in same- and different-sex domestic partner medical and soft benefits


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