Our NC Restaurants and Hotels: “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality”

January 28, 2021

We are delighted that our employee-owned hotel and restaurant company in Greensboro, North Carolina, received a perfect score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) in 2021. This national survey on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality is administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. Quaintance-Weaver Hotels & Restaurants joins the ranks of just 16 companies headquartered in North Carolina that earned the top rating – and 767 major companies across the United States.

Along with the 100% score comes the designation of “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality”. We are one of just 18 hospitality and restaurant companies in the USA to receive this, and one of the few companies that are employee-owned. Our family of businesses include Proximity Hotel, O.Henry Hotel, Print Works Bistro and Green Valley Grill in Greensboro, along with Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen in Greensboro and Cary.

The CEI rates 1,000+ companies based in the USA detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

  • Non-discrimination policies
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ staff and their families
  • Supporting an inclusive culture
  • Responsible citizenship

To earn top ratings, companies took concrete steps to establish and implement comprehensive policies, benefits and practices that ensure greater equity for LGBTQ workers and their families.

We are joined by Top 20 Fortune-Ranked Companies including Walmart, Amazon, Apple, UnitedHealth Group, McKesson, AT&T, Cigna, Chevron, JPMorgan Chase, Walgreens, and Verizon. Other North Carolina based companies include Food Lion, LabCorp, Lowe’s, Bank of America, Duke Energy, BB&T/Truist, GlaxoSmithKline, Reynolds American, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Moore & Van Allen, Relias, Replacements Ltd, LENOVO, VF Corp, Womble Bond Dickenson, and Lowe’s.

Diversity and inclusion have been part of our culture since our beginnings. Our 100% ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality confirms our ongoing efforts to embrace all that have not, and are not, always treated fairly. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, creed, marital status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, national origin/ancestry, citizenship and military or veteran status.

For more information on the Corporate Equality Index or to download a free copy, visit http://www.hrc.org/cei. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

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