November 19, 2014

Human Rights Campaign Awards Faegre Baker Daniels Perfect Score for LGBT Workplace Equality

Faegre Baker Daniels received a perfect score of 100 percent and designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).

FaegreBD joins the ranks of 366 major U.S. businesses that earned top marks on this national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT equality.

"The HRC's Best Place to Work designation affirms Faegre Baker Daniels' culture of diversity and inclusion and commitment to industry-leading policies and benefits," Managing Partner Andrew Humphrey said. "Recognition by this leader on LGBT civil rights — particularly alongside many esteemed corporate clients who share our inclusive values — is truly an honor."

The 2015 CEI rated 971 companies on their 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. 

Diversity and inclusion is a core value of Faegre Baker Daniels. The firm embeds diversity and inclusion throughout processes, policies, practices, departments and programming. These strategic efforts are overseen by FaegreBD's Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group and full-time, professional diversity staff. The firm's LGBT Resource Group supports members of the LGBT workforce.

Visit the Human Rights Campaign website for more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index or to download a free copy of the report.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation 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.

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