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J.B. Hunt moving deliberately after LGBT non-bias vote

Posted By on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 12:03 PM

Arkansas Business reports that J.B. Hunt isn't moving immediately to act on a vote by shareholders that the company adopt an explicit non-discrimination policy affecting LGBT employees.

Stockholders approved the measure over the recommendation of management. It is not binding.

The trucking company has told the SEC that it will appoint a task force to study the practical effects of implementing the policy and it will report by a July 21 board meeting.

Practical effects? Let's guess. 1) Equal treatment for LGBT people. 2) Hacking off homophobes.3) Angering Bart Hester.

Note there's a very practical reason for the policy. Arkansas law currently allows employers to discriminate against employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity. To insist on maintaining the status quo is nothing more than insisting on legal discrimination.




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