Equality Illinois today honors 41 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 Equality Illinois Raising the Bar 2014 report released today goes into depth on the findings of the annual Equality Illinois Law Firm Survey and the common characteristics of the high-scoring firms that were recognized. Among the findings:
-For the third year in a row, 100% of responding firms have an equal employment opportunity policy or non-discrimination policy that expressly included sexual orientation.
-100% of responding large and mid-size firms have an equal employment opportunity policy or non-discrimination policy that includes gender identity and/or gender expression.