Quarles & Brady Rated in 2014 Annual Corporate Equality Index12/09/13
MILWAUKEE, WIS. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that it received a score of 90 (out of 100) in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index. The firm has been rated by this organization over the past several years, including a score of 85 in 2013.
The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality, administered by the HRC Foundation. The firm’s score reflects a commitment to LGBT workplace equality with respect to tangible policies, benefits and practices. This is HRC’s twelfth year in rating LGBT workplace equality.
The 2014 CEI rated a total of 934 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community. Rating criteria include prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation; prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression; offering partner health/medical insurance, with parity across other “soft” benefits for partners; offering transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage; offering firmwide organizational competency programs; offering an employer-supported employee resource group or firmwide diversity council; and positively engaging with the external LGBT community.
“The firm is delighted to once again be recognized in HRC’s Corporate Equality Index,” said Kimberly Leach Johnson, firm chair of Quarles & Brady LLP. “We understand the importance of incorporating diversity into the workplace at all levels. To be recognized consistently throughout the years confirms that we are working in the right direction in developing programs and policies that address the needs of the LGBT community.”
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About the 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.
About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 460 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago, Ill; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; and Washington, D.C. The firm provides an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients, which range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the firm may be found at www.quarles.com, and on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.