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Ice Miller Earns Top Marks in Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index Ice Miller Earns Top Marks in Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index

Ice Miller Earns Top Marks in Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index

Ice Miller earns 100 on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 19th Annual assessment of LGBTQ workplace equity and designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality
 
For the third year in a row, Ice Miller is proud to announce we received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Ice Miller joins the ranks of more than 767 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
 
“From the previously unimaginable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to a long overdue reckoning with racial injustice, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Yet, many businesses across the nation stepped up and continued to prioritize and champion LGBTQ equality,” said Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David. “This year has shown us that tools like the CEI are crucial in the work to increase equity and inclusion in the workplace, but also that companies must breathe life into these policies and practices in real and tangible ways. Thank you to the companies that understand protecting their LGBTQ employees and consumers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do—but the best business decision.”

“At Ice Miller, we want you to openly be who you are, and this recognition demonstrates our ongoing commitment to building a workplace where LGBTQ team members feel valued, seen and respected,” said Ice Miller chief managing partner Steve Humke.
 
The results of the 2021 CEI showcase how 1,142 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but also for the 57% of CEI-rated companies with global operations who are helping advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces abroad. Ice Miller’s efforts to satisfy all of the CEI’s criteria earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

The CEI rates employers providing these crucial protections to over 18 million U.S. workers and an additional 17 million abroad. Companies rated in the CEI include Fortune magazine’s 500 largest publicly traded businesses, American Lawyer magazine’s top 200 revenue-grossing law firms (AmLaw 200) and hundreds of publicly and privately held mid- to large-sized businesses.

The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:
 
  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities,
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families,
  • Supporting an inclusive culture, and
  • Corporate social responsibility.
For more information on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei. Learn more about Ice Miller’s commitment to Diversity & Inclusion here.
 
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About Ice Miller LLP
Ice Miller LLP is a full-service law firm dedicated to helping our clients stay ahead of a changing world. With over 340 legal professionals in seven offices, we advise clients on all aspects of complex legal issues across more than 20 practice areas. Our clients include emerging growth companies, FORTUNE 500 corporations, municipal entities and nonprofits. Learn more about Ice Miller and our client commitments.

About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
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.
 
This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice.
 
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