International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that for the tenth consecutive year it has received a 100% rating—a perfect 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. Dorsey joins the ranks of 407 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.
“In this 2016 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses responded to our new standards for workplace equality with exceptional leadership. Dorsey 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," stated HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program Director Deena Fidas.
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. Dorsey’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.
“Strengthening our community through diversity and inclusion is a Dorsey core value,” noted Managing Partner Ken Cutler. “Receiving a 100% rating once again is testament to the quality of our workplace and to the strength of this Firm.”
For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.