Day Pitney LLP announced it received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), marking the fifth consecutive year the firm has received the highest recognition for its commitment to LGBTQ equality. With its 100 percent score, the firm also again earned a designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the HRC Foundation.
The CEI is the nation's premier benchmarking survey and report, which measures corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
"Day Pitney's recognition as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality' speaks to the strong, unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion at the firm. We strive to consistently further equity in the workplace and sustain an inclusive environment with opportunities for advancement at all levels," said Theresa Kelly, Day Pitney's Partner in Charge of Diversity and Inclusion.
As the national benchmarking tool measuring policies, practices and benefits pertinent to the LGBTQ employees, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality index rates companies and top law firms on detailed criteria falling under five broad categories, including non-discrimination policies; employment benefits; demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion; public commitment to LGBTQ equality; and responsible citizenship.
In furtherance of Day Pitney's commitment to LGBTQ rights, the firm has joined the HRC's Business Coalition for the Equality Act, adding its voice in support of pending federal legislation that would ensure the same basic anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people as are provided to other protected groups under federal law.