Shook, Hardy & Bacon earned a 100-percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index, a score that secures the firm a place on HRC’s roster of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” for the ninth consecutive year.
“Shook, Hardy & Bacon is honored to receive HRC’s repeated recognition of our efforts to ensure equal rights and opportunities for our employees,” said Chair-Elect Madeleine McDonough. "We want everyone to bring their best energy to work every day for our clients, and HRC's Corporate Equality Index is an excellent tool to help track, benchmark and encourage employers across industries to align internal policies with diversity and inclusion goals. We know that cultivating an inclusive work environment not only makes us a stronger firm, but helps us provide deeper insights and obtain better results for our clients.”
The 2017 Corporate Equality Index rates 887 U.S. employers in various industries; more than 150 law firms are ranked, including a majority of The American Lawyer’s 200 highest-grossing firms. Shook is one of 112 law firms to receive a 100-percent score. Businesses were evaluated on a scale of zero to 100 using criteria that included provision of inclusive workplace protections and benefits for LGBT individuals and public engagement with the LGBT community.
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest LGBT civil rights organization in the United States.