MIAMI (November 19, 2014) – Holland & Knight has received a perfect rating of 100 percent on the 2015 Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Holland & Knight joins the ranks of 366 major U.S. businesses, including 89 law firms, which also earned top marks this year.
The 2015 CEI rated 971 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community. Holland & Knight’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
"Holland & Knight is extremely proud of its long participation with the Human Rights Campaign, an organization that has facilitated tremendous progress for the LGBT community," said Tiffani Lee, Holland & Knight’s diversity partner. "Our goal is to have a truly equal workplace where all of our employees, including our LGBT attorneys and staff, feel supported and valued. All of our policies are carefully crafted to reflect those values.”
About Human Rights Campaign: 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. For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
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