Archive for the ‘Corporate Responsibility’ Category

 

51 Law Firms, 25 percent more than before, embrace LGBTQ inclusivity in Illinois

July 31, 2017

Equality Illinois is recognizing 51 law firms in Illinois, a 25 percent increase from last year, for leading the way in 2017 in providing a welcoming and fair work environment for LGBTQ employees and for supporting the LGBTQ community.

The recognition results from the annual Equality Illinois Law Firm Survey, which found that more law firms are willing to create affirming work spaces for their own employees, engage the LGBTQ community and demand that the vendors and contractors with whom they work show the same respect.

“As civic leaders and protectors of our legal and civil rights, these firms lead other businesses to support their LGBTQ workers and job candidates and showcase how to be good corporate citizens,” said Equality Illinois CEO Brian C. Johnson.

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Out + About: Good Business Network Directory – LIVE!

August 12, 2015

The Out + About: Good Business Network features businesses across Illinois that have signed the Good Business pledge for LGBTQ equality.

Check out our new statewide directory of businesses that are welcoming to LGBTQ individuals. Discover your new favorite pet store, hotel, restaurant, and more!

It’s important to support our friends — use our directory to find welcoming businesses near you! By supporting inclusive businesses, we support equality.

To help us expand our network even further, nominate more welcoming businesses.

Have a business of your own? Promote your business & equality. Become a member today

 

42 Law Firms Honored for ‘Raising the Bar’

July 21, 2015

Raising the Bar 2015 coverEquality Illinois today recognized 42 Illinois law firms for “Raising the Bar” and leading the way in providing a welcoming and fair work environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and engaging with the LGBT community.

The findings of our annual survey include:

– For the FOURTH year in a row, 100% of responding firms have an equal employment opportunity policy or non-discrimination policy that expressly included sexual orientation.

– 88% of all responding firms have an equal employment opportunity policy or non-discrimination policy that includes gender identity and/or gender expression.

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Nominate a Welcoming Business

July 14, 2015

Good Business Network MemeWe’re creating a statewide directory of LGBT inclusive businesses – and we need your help!

Nominate a business for the Out + About‬: Good Business Network.

By participating in this directory, a business pledges to be LGBT-friendly and shows interest in attracting and welcoming LGBT consumers.
Have a business of your own? Learn more and take the pledge HERE.

NOMINATE A BUSINESS