CV NEWS FEED // The leading job search site Indeed has announced they will give their employees up to $10,000 to relocate to a state where it is legal to subject their children to “transgender” treatments and surgeries.
Indeed’s Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Misty Gaither praised the new measure saying, “Our transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming colleagues are integral to our business and culture at Indeed.”
“We know employees thrive and do their best work when they can bring their authentic selves to work,” she continued. “We also believe that everyone has the right to make the healthcare decisions that they feel are right for themselves and their families.”
Tyler Arnold of the Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported that the policy “also applies to states that prohibit other policies that the company believes restrict support for children who identify as transgender or nonbinary.”
He added that while it went into effect in July, it was not made public until an Axios report last week.
“More than 20 states have imposed new laws that prevent doctors from providing puberty-blocking drugs or transgender surgeries for minors over the past few years,” Arnold wrote. “The laws follow moves in some European countries to put the brakes on these services for minors.”
The laws vary by state, but many prohibit surgeries that remove a child’s genitals or reconstruct his or her genitals to resemble the genitals of the opposite sex. These surgeries generally sterilize the child.
In many states, other cosmetic surgeries are prohibited for minors if they remove a healthy part of the body and are meant to facilitate a gender transition. In several of these states, the law also prohibits doctors from prescribing drugs that halt or delay the normal development of puberty and hormone treatments that provide the child with more estrogen or testosterone than what would be normal in a healthy child of that age and sex.
Catholic philosopher Jay Richards, Ph.D., of the Heritage Foundation, had harsh words for the job search giant.
“Plenty of American corporations think that the benefits of woke policies exceed the costs, and this policy by Indeed is surely an example of this,” he told CNA.
“In mid-2023, the company thinks the publicity from this stunt is worth the nominal cost,” continued Richards. “After all, how many employees really want to move to a state where their child can have their development frozen in place, and their fertility compromised?”
In time, “Indeed will drop the policy,” Richards argued. They “will hope customers don’t remember that the company spent money to make sure kids had access to sterilizing drugs and surgery. We should remember it.”
According to its website, Indeed is the “#1 job site in the world,” boasting approximately 300 million “unique visitors every month.” It employs a total of about 14,600 people and is owned by Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd., a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan.
Axios revealed that Indeed is not the only well-known large corporation that offers what it calls “health care benefits for trans employees.”
Intuit, maker of TurboTax and QuickBooks, also offers its own relocation benefit and has aligned its benefits with the World Professional Association for Transgender health standards of care.
Netflix offers gender-affirming care for its employees with coverage that includes surgeries and hormone replacement therapy.
Starbucks has health insurance options for transgender employees to include gender reassignment surgery as well as a host of other procedures previously considered cosmetic.