Friday, March 31, 2017

50% provide benefits to assist LGBT staff with family care and planning - EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

by Katie Scott
Originally published: March 30, 2017

Half (50%) of global employer respondents provide benefits that support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees with family care and planning, such as fertility treatment, surrogacy, adoption, or parental leave, according to research by Mercer.

Its LGBT benefits around the world survey, which surveyed 680 organisations across 50 countries, also found that 81% of global respondents offer the same life, medical and retirement benefits to LGBT couples as they do for opposite-sex couples.

The research also found:

  • 78% of UK respondents and 67% of US respondents provide benefits that assist LGBT employees with family planning and care.