Mar 28 2019

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP has been named one of the Best Places to Work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality for the fifth consecutive year.

The firm once again earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a national benchmarking survey/report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality and is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP has earned a perfect CEI score every year since 2015.

“We strive to be an inclusive, respectful workplace for all our employees. The HRC Corporate Equality Index is an important benchmark of how we are doing in this regard, and we are honored to again be named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality,” said Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP CEO and Chair Betty Temple.

The 2019 HRC Corporate Equality Index measured such criteria as:

  • Non-discrimination workplace protections;
  • Domestic partner benefits;
  • Transgender-inclusive health care benefits;
  • Company-wide organizational competency programs; and
  • Positive public engagement with the LGBTQ community.

By meeting all of these criteria, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

“Serving the needs of all employees, including our LGBTQ team members, is an ongoing mission. We are grateful to be recognized once again as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality, and we are committed to continue working for equality and inclusion for everyone,” said Womble Bond Dickinson Diversity Committee Co-Chair Kevin Lyn.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community. For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei .

In a statement, HRC President Chad Griffin said, “Time and again, leading American businesses have shown that protecting their employees and customers from discrimination isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s also good for business.”