November 18, 2015

Faegre Baker Daniels Earns Top Marks for Corporate Equality

Faegre Baker Daniels received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), administered by the Human Rights Campaign, and designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

In 2016, FaegreBD is one of 407 major U.S. businesses to earn top marks on this national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality.

“At FaegreBD, we value the varying perspectives gained from a diverse workforce, and we intentionally focus on creating an inclusive environment,” Managing Partner Andrew Humphrey said. “We’re proud to be recognized for our leadership on LGBT workplace equality.”

“In this 2016 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses responded to our new standards for workplace equality with exceptional leadership,” said HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program Director Deena Fida. “FaegreBD not only meets these standards, it goes above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its corporate values.”

The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 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. FaegreBD’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

Diversity and inclusion is a core value of FaegreBD. The firm embeds diversity and inclusion throughout its 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 contributes to the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts and serves as a resource to firm leadership regarding LGBT matters.

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.

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