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Summary: The 2015 Corporate Equality Index has been released and 89 law firms are on the list with top ratings. 

The 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) has been released, according to a press release from the Human Rights Campaign.

  
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The CEI is a national survey and report that is done on corporate policies and practices associated with LGBT workplace equality.

Chad Griffin, the president of the Human Rights Campaign, said, “In order to achieve a perfect score, a company has to show a deep and serious commitment to treating their LGBT employees fairly and equally on the job. We also look at whether a company is speaking out in the public square to advocate for LGBT equality here in this country and around the world. Dykema not only meets these standards, it goes above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its corporate values.”

To read more about the Human Rights Campaign, click here.

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One of the law firms that received a perfect score on this year’s survey was Dykema. There were a total of 366 major United States businesses that received top ratings in this year’s survey.

“We are honored and proud to have earned a perfect rating in the Corporate Equality Index,” said Peter Kellett, Dykema’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “A truly inclusive environment comes as a result of each person within an organization helping to foster an atmosphere of equality, and I want to thank and congratulate everyone that has helped Dykema achieve this recognition.”



To read more about Dykema, click here.

The survey looks at policies and practices for LGBT employees including domestic partner benefits, workplace protections, transgender-inclusive health care benefits and public engagement with the LGBT community.

Some of the other law firms that received top ratings in this year’s survey include Baker & McKenzie LLP, DLA Piper, K&L Gates LLP, Reed Smith LLP and Winston & Strawn LLP.

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