Foley Hoag Receives Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Corporate Equality Index
November 9, 2017
Foley Hoag LLP has achieved a perfect score ranking on the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Corporate Equality Index. Businesses receiving a rating of 100 percent in the report are recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.”
Foley Hoag earned the 100 percent rating as a result of its commitment to four main criteria as described by the Human Rights Campaign: providing equal benefits for same-sex partners and spouses; no benefits discrimination for transgender employees and dependents; demonstrating a firmwide organizational competency on LGBT issues; and demonstrating a firmwide public commitment to the LGBT community.
“Foley Hoag is pleased to once again earn a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index,” said Kenneth Leonetti, co-managing partner and chair of the firm’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. “We are committed as a firm to an environment of inclusion for all our lawyers and staff, including for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities.”
Foley Hoag has been advocating for civil rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people for decades. It has represented LGBT people in domestic violence cases for many years and has represented transgender prisoners in vindicating their civil rights.
LGBT rights continues to be a major focus of Foley Hoag’s pro bono program. Foley Hoag recently worked with a group of lawyers to secure an order issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia halting enforcement of President Trump’s ban on military service by transgender people. The order was secured on behalf of five active-duty transgender servicemembers and two students who are attempting to enroll in officer training programs.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, the organization strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
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