For the eighth straight year, Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has received a top rating of 100% on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
The 2015 CEI rated 971 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. As a top rated firm, Mintz will also be included in the Human Rights Campaign’s “Best Places to Work” list.
“We are honored to once again receive this important recognition from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation,” said Tyrone P. Thomas, Chair of Mintz’s Diversity Committee and Of Counsel in the firm’s Employment, Labor & Benefits Section. “At Mintz, we value a culture that supports diversity and inclusion. It is of the utmost importance to have policies and programs in the workplace that ensure that the rights of all employees are respected.”
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 LGBT Group, Minority Attorneys Group (MIATTY), and the Women’s Initiative, to provide peer to peer support and mentoring.
The Corporate Equality Index report can be downloaded from HRC’s website at www.hrc.org/cei