For the 13th year in a row, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. 

“BCLP has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, supported by well-established goals, programs, campaigns and leadership engagement. We aim to create an environment where all our employees are valued, motivated and able to be themselves, whatever their differences might be,” said BCLP Chief Diversity Officer Lisa Martin. “We are proud to once again earn a 100 percent ranking in this evaluation, as a gold standard in evaluating firm policies and practices on LGBTQ issues.”

The 2020 CEI rates companies and top law firms on criteria falling under five broad categories, including non-discrimination policies; employment benefits; demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion; public commitment to LGBTQ equality; and responsible citizenship. BCLP earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

“The impact of the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index over its 18-year history is profound. In this time, the corporate community has worked with us to adopt LGBTQ-inclusive policies, practices and benefits, establishing the Corporate Equality Index as a primary driving force for LGBTQ workplace inclusion in America and across the globe,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “These companies know that protecting their LGBTQ employees and customers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do – it is also the best business decision.” 

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