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Stonewall’s 2012 list of gay-friendly employers

Stonewall has published its Top 100 Employers 2012, showcasing Britain’s best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff, with Ernst & Young topping the list and Accenture winning the award for Employee Network Group of the Year.

The Workplace Equality Index 2012 is based on a range of key indicators, which this year included new, more demanding criteria and which uses the results of a confidential survey of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees, with over 7,500 participants, to decide the Top 100. Stonewall say that the Index is used by Britain’s 1.7 million gay employees and 150,000 gay university students to decide where to take their talent and skills. The top employer for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in 2012 is Ernst & Young. In second place is the Home Office and Barclays comes third. Accenture wins the award for Employee Network Group of the Year and Bill Payne, former Chief Executive of Metropolitan Housing Partnership, was named Individual Champion of the Year.

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