Care Resource’s Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Workplace Discrimination Ruling
In a landmark court ruling on Monday, June 15, the Supreme Court recognized that discrimination against LGBTQ employees is not permissible under federal civil rights law. This ruling is an important step towards equal treatment for the LGBTQ community and their families. This ruling protects LGBTQ people from employment discrimination and affirms that their livelihoods should not be compromised due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.
As a Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to the holistic wellness of our LGBTQ+ patients, we are committed to inclusive hiring and healthcare practices. Our team is comprised of members of the LGBTQ+ community with a personal stake in patient health outcomes and professional experience in the community’s needs.
Additionally, our health center has been recognized as a Leader by the Human Rights Campaign’s LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), an award that assessed our LGBTQ+ inclusive patient policy and our employment non-discrimination policy.
According to Rick Siclari, MBA, CEO, “Nobody should be terminated in the workplace because of who they love or the gender by which they identify. Care Resource is a place where the personal rights of staff are upheld. The Court’s decision provides an understandable rule for employers, ensures that our health center can draw from the broadest pool of qualified talent, and helps to foster a supportive environment for staff and patients.”
At Care Resource Community Health Centers, Inc., we recognize that a diverse and inclusive workplace is a more innovative and successful one, which is why diversity & Inclusion is so important to our culture. Special moments like this ruling during June Pride Month is an important opportunity to further celebrate the LGBTQ+ community’s remarkable contributions to American culture and history. Let’s celebrate these advances towards equality, continue to speak out against discrimination, and continue to protect our LGBTQ+ community.