For the 12th year in a row, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 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.
“Here at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner we are enthusiastically committed to diversity and inclusion, as part of our firm culture and embedded in our core values,” 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 2019 CEI rated businesses on their LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. BCLP earned a 100 percent ranking from CEI and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
“The top-scoring companies on this year’s CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States, they are applying these policies to their global operations and impacting millions of people beyond our shores,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Many of these companies have also become vocal advocates for equality in the public square, including the dozens that have signed on to amicus briefs in vital Supreme Court cases and the more than 170 that have joined HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act. Time and again, leading American businesses have shown that protecting their employees and customers from discrimination isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s also good for business.”
For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.