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Jenner & Block earned a 100% perfect rating for the sixth year in a row in the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2011 "Corporate Equality Index" survey. The survey is a tool used to rate American businesses on their treatment of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. In 2005, Jenner & Block was the first Chicago-headquartered law firm and only the fourth nationwide to receive the HRC’s 100% rating.
The 2011 equality index ratings were based on six bellwether categories that assess such things as health insurance offerings to same-sex couples, diversity training that includes sexual orientation and/or gender identity, a firm-supported LGBT employee resource group or firm-wide diversity council that includes LGBT issues, and marketing and support to the LGBT community.
The HRC is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBT equality. The HRC Workplace Project advises employees and employers on the value of workplace diversity. It collects, analyzes and disseminates information to assist employees and employers in implementing policies and procedures aimed at treating gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers equally.
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