DLA Piper earns eleventh consecutive perfect score on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index
DLA Piper is pleased to announce that for the eleventh consecutive year the firm has earned a perfect score from the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national survey and report from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF). With a top rating of 100 percent, awarded to firms that "took concrete steps to ensure greater equity for LGBTQ workers and their families in the form of comprehensive policies, benefits and practices," DLA Piper was recognized as a "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality" in the 2019 report.
More than 1,000 companies were featured in the report, which evaluates 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.
As part of DLA Piper's Diversity and Inclusion initiative, the US LGBTQ Resource Group, formally named Iris, serves as a forum and advisory body on matters important to the LGBTQ community and provides opportunities for engagement in a variety of initiatives. Additionally, the firm annually celebrates LGBT Pride Month in the US with hundreds of lawyers and staff, including straight allies, participating in nationally video-conferenced workshops designed to raise awareness of LGBTQ-related issues.
The HRCF is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The foundation aims to improve the lives of LGBTQ people by working to increase understanding and encourage the adoption of LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices.