ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City's market-leading casino-resort, proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Borgata joins the ranks of 407 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.
"Borgata is extremely proud to be named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality as a result of receiving a perfect score of 100 on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index," said Tom Ballance, President & Chief Operating Officer of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. "This recognition honors the core values of Borgata, which we have always been committed to by supporting diversity and equal employment for all team members. We are honored to be named among 407 U.S. businesses that earned top marks this year and sincerely thank the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for their dedication in working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans."
The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Borgata's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
"In this 2016 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses responded to our new standards for workplace equality with exceptional leadership," said Deena Fidas, HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program Director. "Borgata not only meets these standards, it goes above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its corporate values."
For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Located in Atlantic City's Marina District, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 184 table games; 3,038 slot machines; a 75+ table poker room; 10 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 9 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The market-leading resort also features Atlantic City's first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools. Borgata also offers online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites, www.BorgataCasino.com and www.BorgataPoker.com. For more information on Borgata, please visit www.theborgata.com or follow www.twitter.com/BorgataAC.
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