DALLAS (August 18, 2017) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, was honored with the 2017 Partners for Equality award by the Dallas chapter of Lambda Legal, an organization focusing on full equality for the LGBTQ community. Littler was selected in acknowledgment of its partnership with Lambda Legal and its work in advancing LGBTQ rights. This award follows the firm’s recent recognition by Equality Illinois, which praised the firm for a welcoming and fair work environment for LGBTQ employees and engagement with the LGBTQ community.
“We are proud of our diverse culture and are deeply committed to fostering an environment where people can bring their whole selves to work,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “We stand in alignment and support of the LGBTQ community and are grateful to Lambda Legal for this honor. With an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion, it is our goal to foster and maintain a culture of belonging – an environment of inclusion, respect, trust and collaboration – within our firm as well as in the communities in which we work and live.”
The Partners for Equality award recognizes an individual and law firm in the Dallas area for a commitment to advancing Lambda Legal’s mission of full equality for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people living with HIV. The firm accepted the award during the annual Landmark Dinner at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas.
Littler continues to lead and set the industry standard for diversity and inclusion. The firm’s Pride affinity group provides support, development and networking opportunities for LGBTQ attorneys and professional staff. Members of the firm hold leadership roles with Lambda Legal, as well as other national and local organizations focusing on advancing opportunities for the LGBTQ community. In addition, Littler is recognized as an industry leader on LGBTQ and transgender issues in the workplace and has earned a 100% Corporate Equality Index rating from the Human Rights Campaign since 2009.
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 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.