WilmerHale earned a 100 percent rating in the 2011 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). This is the third consecutive year WilmerHale has received a perfect CEI score on the survey, which evaluates the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees in the workplace. More than 600 private employers participated in the survey, 134 of which were law firms. The legal industry was the top industry for employers that rated 100 percent.
“We are gratified by WilmerHale’s continued outstanding performance on the CEI,” says Jonathan Shapiro, former co-chair of the Diversity Committee. “Achieving a perfect score for the third year in a row speaks to our commitment to support our LGBT team members at every turn. We are proud to be standing with those in the business and legal communities who share our fundamental values of fairness, inclusion and social justice.”
The CEI assesses each employer’s LGBT-related non-discrimination policies; domestic partner benefits; availability of diversity councils; advertising and marketing; sponsorship of LGBT community events and organizations; and responsible behavior towards the LGBT community. WilmerHale earned its perfect score by obtaining top marks in all of these areas.