Confirmed victory
Petitioning H&R Block World Headquarters, Associate Relations Manager Laura Klopatek and 3 others
This petition was delivered to:
H&R Block World Headquarters, Associate Relations Manager
Laura Klopatek
H&R Block World Headquarters, Director
Patrick Ferguson
H&R Block World Headquarters, People Center Manager
Brian Terry
H&R Block World Headquarters, CEO
Bill Cobb

Make H&R Block World Headquarters LGBT Friendly

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Supporters

H&R Block is protecting management that purposefully creates hostile work environments for many LGBT employees. This problem has been complicated by management within the Human Resources department. Employees being discriminated against based upon their sexual orientation can make a statement of concern with the Associate Relations Department, a department within Human Resources. However, these statements of concern are typically used to empower and protect the management in question.
H&R Block is predominately a seasonal organization. The season of each department revolves around the tax season and is based upon the department’s purpose. In order to maintain employment, each employee must continually apply for other positions within the company’s revolving seasonal structure. This process requires additional interviews and references.
H&R Block knowingly has management that provides outstanding, high-performing LGBT employees with inaccurate references that attack the employee’s work ethic and character. These unethical and biased references are not based upon the employees work performance, but are often personal attacks based on the employee’s sexual orientation. Such references prevent gay and lesbian employees from qualifying for greater opportunities such as promotions and regular, non-seasonal positions within the company.
Many of H&R Block’s gay and lesbian employees end up being terminated with the excuse of low-end, seasonal employment. Please understand that termination for low-end, seasonal employment can be used as a legal way for the company to dismiss employees based upon discrimination by management. Many of H&R Block’s terminated employees which have experienced discrimination at work were terminated as the result of low-end seasonal employment.


Letter to
H&R Block World Headquarters, Associate Relations Manager Laura Klopatek
H&R Block World Headquarters, Director Patrick Ferguson
H&R Block World Headquarters, People Center Manager Brian Terry
and 1 other
H&R Block World Headquarters, CEO Bill Cobb
Stop harboring and protecting management that discriminates based upon sexual orientation. The LGBT employees of H&R Block deserve to have equal opportunity and written protection against discrimination in the work place based upon sexual orientation.