Fedex Employees to Receive Domestic Partner Benefits
Announced today by Diversity, Inc., Fedex will start offering domestic partnership benefits to all of their 200,000 employees starting in 2012
FedEx will begin offering same-sex domestic-partner/spousal benefits to all of its 200,000-plus employees in the United States in 2012. Although the details are yet to be determined, company spokesperson Sandra Munoz confirmed that every employee domestically will be able to opt in for same-sex domestic-partner/spousal health benefits in the fall of 2011 in order to receive them Jan. 1, 2012.
“It’s very, very exciting!” a longtime FedEx employee told DiversityInc. “I honestly didn’t think this would ever happen.”
Internal pressure from LGBT and allied employees has prompted the Memphis, Tenn.–based shipping giant to expand its company-wide health-benefits package to include same-sex couples now that the package is up for annual review. “Several of our employees have been asking for the benefit and, because we knew the economy has improved, we’re able to expand our benefits,” said Munoz.
Announced internally at FedEx late last week, the news related to inclusive workplace policies “travels faster than the speed of sound,” Munoz said.
Well done! Now, if a huge company like Fedex can do it I wonder who’ll be next to follow suit.
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