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Jenner & Block has received a 100 percent score 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. This marks the 11th consecutive year the firm has achieved a perfect score.
“We are proud to be recognized again on HRC’s scorecard on LGBT workplace equality,” said Susan J. Kohlmann, chair of Jenner & Block’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and chair of the firm’s Trademark Advertising, and Unfair Competition Practice. “We have a longstanding tradition of supporting LGBT civil rights and championing diversity in the workplace, in the profession and in the community. Creating an inclusive work environment is a core value of the firm.”
“In this 2016 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses responded to our new standards for workplace equality with exceptional leadership,” said HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program Director Deena Fidas. “Jenner & Block 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."
The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Jenner & Block’s effort 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.
For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.