(November 9, 2017) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, received a perfect rating of 100 percent for the 10th consecutive year in the 2018 Corporate Equality Index. Directed by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the index is a nationwide benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices linked to LGBTQ workplace equality.
“We are pleased to earn this distinction from the Human Rights Campaign for our efforts, policies and initiatives designed to advance LGBTQ equality,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler. “At Littler, we promote diversity and inclusion at every level to create a culture of belonging so that all of our employees can bring their whole and authentic selves to work every day.”
Littler fulfilled all of the criteria of the Corporate Equality Index. The results led to the 10th consecutive perfect score of 100 and a designation among the “Best Places to Work.” The index rated 947 businesses by evaluating LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. The firm is included among a record-breaking 609 employers that also achieved top marks this year.
“The top-rated employers in this year's Corporate Equality Index have demonstrated that LGBTQ equality is not just right, but smart business,” said Deena Fidas, director of workplace program of the Human Rights Campaign. “By implementing LGBTQ-inclusive policies, practices and benefits, Littler is helping to lead the way towards full equality for all, as well as strengthening its ability to attract and retain a diverse, talented workforce.”
To encourage professional growth, Littler’s Pride affinity group gives the firm’s LGBTQ employees and their allies a platform for networking and engaging with the LGBTQ community. Additionally, members of the firm hold leadership roles within the National LGBT Bar Association Foundation and other regional organizations that focus on advancing opportunities for the LGBTQ community. Littler also has a number of programs designed to retain and promote a diverse workforce, including its award-winning Career Advocacy Program, Investment for Success Program, and other meaningful initiatives. The firm continues to set the standard for diversity and inclusion in the industry earning significant industry recognition for its policies, practices and programs.
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. For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,300 attorneys in over 75 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 75 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing member entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.