Tim Cook: Workplace equality is good for business
Apple CEO Tim Cook made a commentary about his views on equality of race, gender, nationality and sexual orientation in an opinion article for the Wall Street Journal. He urges senators to support the Employment Non-discrimination Act and to protect the workers from any discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, fortifying his thesis that ‘workplace quality is good for businesses. “If our co-workers cannot be themselves in the workplace, they certainly cannot be their best selves,” wrote Cook. “When that happens, we undermine people’s potential and deny ourselves and our society the full benefits of those individuals’ talents.”
Long before Tim Cook started working as the CEO of Apple, he was aware of the fundamental truth that people ‘are much more willing to give of themselves when they feel that their selves are being fully recognized and embraced.’ He wants to make sure no one has to check their identity at the door at Apple by creating a safe and welcoming workplace for all employers without any discrimination basis. Tim Cook refers to the matter as basic human dignity and civil rights because people feel valued for who they are and ‘they have the comfort and confidence to do the best work of their lives.’
The CEO of Apple also adds that ‘Apple’s antidiscrimination policy goes beyond the legal protections U.S. workers currently enjoy under federal law, most notably because we prohibit discrimination against Apple’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. A bill now before the U.S. Senate would update those employment laws, at long last, to protect workers against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.’.
Tim Cook also offers really strong arguments regarding the passing ENDA based on human rights however those arguments appeal more to the business-centred readers. He explains that ‘a bill now before the U.S. Senate would update those employment laws, at long last, to protect workers against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.’
Source: Wall Street Journal