“Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination.”
Caesars Entertainment is proud of the public stands we take on human rights issues that affect our guests, our employees and our communities. Caesars Entertainment received a perfect 100 percent score on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the eleventh year in a row. CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive Vice President, Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility at Caesars Entertainment, explains the company’s commitment: "For years, Caesars Entertainment has been on the leading edge of progressive policies around human rights. We continue to engage people of diverse backgrounds – including LGBTQ team members, guests and suppliers – to promote our support for equality. Caesars Entertainment is proud of this recognition by the Human Rights Campaign, and to be a leader in championing diversity and equal rights for everyone."
Caesars Entertainment was the first hospitality and gaming company in the industry to establish an LGBTQ Business Impact Group (BIG) for employees ten years ago. It was the first in the industry to provide protections to transgender guests and employees, and to train employees on policies relating to transgender employees and guests. Caesars Entertainment supports LGBTQ-certified businesses through the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce as part of its overall commitment to women-, minority- and veteran-owned businesses. Caesars Entertainment joined with HRC and other corporations to re-introduce the Equality Act, legislation that guarantees protection for LGBTQ people under existing civil rights laws.