ATLANTA – March 28, 2019 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that the firm earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
“We are thrilled to once again earn top marks in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s CEI,” said Michelle Wimes, Ogletree Deakins’ Chief Diversity and Professional Development Officer. “Our perfect score is a reflection of the firm’s continued dedication to celebrating and protecting diverse individuals throughout our firm.”
The 2019 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Ogletree Deakins’ efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s 2019 criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for eight consecutive years. In 2019, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 850 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com
About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community. http://www.hrc.org/hrc-story/about-us