For the seventh consecutive year, Baker McKenzie has received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation 2017 Corporate Equality Index, earning the distinction as a "Best Place to Work" in the US for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality
"We are proud to once again be among the leading companies recognized by the Human Rights Campaign," said Rick Hammett, Baker McKenzie's North America Managing Partner. “Baker McKenzie is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that supports every employee, and we are proud to share this honor with many of our clients and peers in the legal industry."
The Corporate Equality Index evaluates US companies on their corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT employees. We received a perfect score for all the rating criteria measured in the survey, including inclusive equal employment opportunity policies, equal employment benefits, organizational LGBT competency, evidence of a commitment to equality, and responsible citizenship.
"Through 15 editions of the annual Corporate Equality Index, major private sector employers have demonstrated over and over that inclusion is not just the right thing to do, it makes for a stronger, more successful business,” said Deena Fidas, Director of HRC’s Workplace Equality Program. “From centuries-old companies to those that have existed for just a few years, major employers have adopted LGBT-inclusive policies and benefits at rates that continue to outpace lawmakers and lead the way forward.”
Earlier this year, the Firm was named one of the Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother Magazine and the Flex-Time Lawyers organization. In addition, we were named among Australia's 2016 Employers of the Year for LGBTI inclusion in the annual Australian Workplace Equality Index, as well as one of the UK's most LGBT-friendly employers in the 2016 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
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