CHICAGO (August 10, 2017) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been recognized for “Raising the Bar” by Equality Illinois, an organization focused on advancing equal treatment and social justice of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Equality Illinois identifies those firms that provide a welcoming and fair work environment for LGBTQ employees and engage with the LGBTQ community. Littler was among 51 firms selected by the organization for 2017.
“We are proud to be recognized by Equality Illinois for our ongoing efforts in providing a diverse and inclusive work environment,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “We believe that people who are able to bring their whole and authentic selves to work will thrive in their careers. Individuals with different life experiences and backgrounds offer distinct and unique points of view and allow us to enhance our communication with and understanding of each other, our clients and our communities.”
With information gathered from its annual survey, Equality Illinois identified the law firms in Illinois that are leading the way in LGBTQ workplace equality and community engagement. The Equality Illinois Raising the Bar 2017 report can be read here: http://www.equalityillinois.us/2017/07/51-law-firms-25-percent-more-than-before-embrace-lgbtq-inclusivity.
Littler is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion, which is demonstrated from the top down. The firm continues to lead the legal profession by example as a champion for the LGBTQ community. In addition to members of the firm holding leadership roles with national and local LGBTQ organizations, Littler’s Pride Affinity Group provides LGBTQ employees and their allies a platform to support and engage in the LGBTQ community. Littler has also been recognized as an industry thought 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.