Holland & Knight Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index
MIAMI (January 27, 2022) – For the eighth consecutive year, Holland & Knight received a perfect rating of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.
This year, Holland & Knight is one of a record-breaking 842 businesses that earned 100 percent on the CEI and the designation of being one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality." The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBTQ+ people.
"We are proud of our ongoing efforts to foster an inclusive culture and ensure workplace equality for LGBTQ+ employees at Holland & Knight," said Dianne Phillips, co-chair of the firm's LGBTQ Affinity Group. "HRC sets high standards for our firm and others to meet, and we are honored to continue to be recognized by this vital organization for our longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion."
The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:
- Non-discrimination policies across business entities;
- Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families;
- Supporting an inclusive culture; and,
- Corporate social responsibility.
"When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers – from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns – could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically," said Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training. "We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad."