“Eight years in, it is just as thrilling to receive top marks from HRC’s Corporate Equality Index as it was the first year, perhaps even more so,” said Chair John Murphy. “Our clients, our attorneys and our professional staff all benefit from our efforts to pursue equality for all. We are honored to once again be named among the best places to work for LGBT equality.”
To prepare its 2016 Corporate Equality Index, HRC evaluated LGBT-related policies and practices like non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits and public engagement with the LGBT community at 1,027 businesses; 156 law firms participated, including the majority appearing on the American Lawyer's list of the 200 highest-grossing firms. Of the law firms evaluated, 95 received a perfect 100 percent. Shook was one of four Kansas City-based companies who received a 100 percent score, and the only Kansas City-based law firm to earn the perfect score.
“For several years, Shook has been known as a leader among law firms for our diversity and inclusion efforts,” said Kori Carew, Shook’s director of strategic diversity initiatives. “This rating confirms our firm’s long-standing commitment and, more importantly, our dedication to sustaining an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive.”
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest civil rights organization in the United States working to achieve LGBT equality.