Atlanta (November 9, 2017) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 16th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality.
The 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. MMM joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.
"MMM believes strongly that diversity is key to running a successful business,” said MMM Managing Partner Louise Wells. “We appreciate that CEI set clear guidelines to achieve the goal of the coveted 100% rating."
“Thanks to everyone for their efforts over the past year in attaining a perfect score of 100,” says MMM partner Doug Selph, who heads the firm’s employee affinity group for members of the LGBTQ community and their allies. “Last year was our first time participating in the CEI and we scored 80, which was impressive for our first attempt. This year’s perfect score shows the firm’s commitment to diversity in the workforce.”
The 2018 CEI rated businesses in the report, which 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. MMM’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation
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
Morris, Manning & Martin (www.mmmlaw.com) is an AmLaw 200 law firm with national and international reach. We dedicate ourselves to the constant pursuit of our clients’ success. To provide our clients with optimal value, we combine market-leading legal services with a total understanding of their needs to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and opportunity. MMM enjoys national prominence for its real estate, corporate, litigation, technology, healthcare, intellectual property, energy & infrastructure, capital markets, environmental, international trade, insurance, and timberland & forest products practices. MMM has offices in and around Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah and Washington, D.C. The firm also has a business development office in Beijing, China and a strategic alliance office in São Paulo, Brazil.
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