Mintz has received a perfect 100% ranking by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for the eleventh consecutive year in the organization’s annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
The 2018 CEI rated 609 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. As a top rated firm, Mintz will be included in the Human Rights Campaign’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” list.
“Since its founding, Mintz has been devoted to upholding the values of diversity and inclusion, and has continually strived to ensure that each of its employees is respected as a valued member of the firm,” said Tyrone P. Thomas, Chair of Mintz Diversity Committee and a Member of the firm’s Employment, Labor & Benefits Section. “It is an honor to once again receive this significant recognition from the Human Rights Campaign.”
Mintz is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion in the firm and the legal profession. The firm’s Diversity Committee meets regularly to evaluate policies and initiatives which aid in the recruitment, retention and mentoring of its diverse employees. The firm also promotes the establishment of affinity groups, such as its LGBTQ Group, Minority Attorneys Group (MIATTY), and the Women’s Initiative, to provide peer to peer support and mentoring.