How JC Penney’s Elimination of Commissions Affects LGBTQ Workers

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by: Yana Walton

RAP stands by JCPenney’s use of LGBTQ spokespersons and couples in their advertising, and hopes this commitment to diversity and extends to their LGBTQ employees in the form of gay and transgender-friendly workplaces free of discrimination in hiring and promotions.

However, JCP’s recent layoffs¬†and elimination of commissions sales positions disproportionately affects minorities, such as LGBTQ workers who experience workplace discrimination in hiring, promotions, and pay. JC Penney should stand by their support of a diverse workforce, not just a diverse customer base, by reinstating commissions for their employees.

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