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DLA Piper earns seventh consecutive perfect score on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index
20 Nov 2014
Region: Americas

DLA Piper earns seventh consecutive perfect score on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that the firm has earned a perfect score for the seventh consecutive year on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The perfect score distinguishes the firm as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.”

The 2015 CEI assessed the policies and practices of 971 large US employers relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, evaluating 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.

“At DLA Piper, we believe in promoting an inclusive culture that provides opportunities for everyone to succeed,” said Genhi Givings Bailey, DLA Piper’s director of Diversity and Inclusion. “We aim to educate and inform, as well as integrate diversity into the ways in which we operate. Starting with our firm’s leadership, our people are engaged in initiatives inside and outside the firm that support our goals, including partnerships with our clients and with other organizations such as the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance and PFLAG. This latest recognition by the HRC reinforces our D&I commitment to our people.”

As part of DLA Piper’s Diversity and Inclusion initiative, the US LGBT Resource Group serves as a forum and advisory body on matters important to the LGBT community and provides opportunities for engagement in a variety of projects. The firm annually celebrates LGBT Pride Month in the US with hundreds of lawyers and staff participating in nationally video-conferenced workshops designed to raise awareness of LGBT-related issues. 

The HRC is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. The organization promotes fundamental fairness in the home, the workplace and the community, and represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide.

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Region: Americas
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Region: Americas
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