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Jenner & Block LLP has received a perfect score on the 2015 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 is the 10th straight year the firm has achieved a 100 percent rating, again earning the distinction as among the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”
“We are delighted to once again be recognized by HRC for our efforts to promote a diverse workplace and inclusive environment,” said Jenner & Block Managing Partner Terrence J. Truax. “Our firm takes great pride in its efforts to support diversity within the legal profession, the community and the greater society, which reflect our core values.”
HRC President Chad Griffin said: “In order to achieve a perfect score, a company has to show a deep and serious commitment to treating their LGBT employees fairly and equally on the job. We also look at whether a company is speaking out in the public square to advocate for LGBT equality here in this country and around the world. 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.”
Jenner & Block joins the ranks of 366 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year. Of these organizations, 89 are law firms. The 2015 CEI rated 149 law firms out of 972 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 efforts 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 2015 Corporate Equality Index or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.