Atlanta (March 28, 2019) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP has earned 100 percent on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) – the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 17th annual scorecard on LGBTQ workplace equality. The perfect score earned the firm the designation as being a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
“Reinforcing the firm’s commitment to diversity is one of our top priorities,” said MMM Managing Partner Simon Malko. “The firm’s LGBTQ Employee Affinity Group does a great job advocating for the community and this is just one example of the impact of their work. We are also pursuing another certification of LGBTQ equality and hope to have more good news on that later this year.”
“This is the second year in a row that MMM has earned a perfect score,” said MMM partner Doug Selph, who founded the Affinity Group, which serves members of the LGBTQ community and their allies. “This is an important achievement that signifies the level of MMM’s commitment.”
The CEI is the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. It 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.
“Time and again, leading American businesses have shown that protecting their employees and customers from discrimination isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s also good for business,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.
For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
About Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
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