Uber Joins Equality Florida, Reinforces Commitment to Anti-Discrimination Among LGBT
(Miami, Fla.) – Uber today announced that it has joined Equality Florida, the state’s largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s LGBT community. Uber has long been a proponent for equal rights, and supports an inclusive and diverse community where all driver-partners and passengers feel welcome and comfortable. This commitment was underscored in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)’s Corporate Equality Index 2016, which named Uber as one of the Best Places to Work and awarded the company a perfect rating on the annual report.
“As part of celebrating our cities, Uber celebrates individuality and equality by bringing better access and reliable transportation to everyone across the State of Florida,” said Christine Mitchell, General Manager for Uber, Tampa Bay and Orlando. “We are proud to accept an invitation to join Equality Florida.”
“We are thrilled that Uber has joined our efforts in ending discrimination here in the nation’s third largest state,” said Equality Florida CEO, Nadine Smith. “Uber’s voice and continued commitment to LGBT equal rights serves as an important example that equality is not only good for business, but it’s the right thing to do.”
Uber is the 51st major company in Florida to join Equality Florida’s Equality Means Business program aimed at improving Florida’s national and international reputation as a welcoming and inclusive place to live, work and visit. (www.EqualityMeansBusiness.org).
Uber’s nondiscrimination policy prohibits discrimination against riders or drivers based on race, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, gender identity, age or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. For additional information on this policy, please click here.
Uber is evolving the way Florida moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make communities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers.
About Equality Florida
Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for LGBT community. Through lobbying, grassroots organizing, education, and coalition building, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. For additional information, please go to www.EQFL.org.