CLEVELAND, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. again achieved a 100-percent rating in the 2011 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), published annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, part of the largest advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees in the United States.
Squire Sanders was one of 338 businesses to achieve the top rating of 100 percent. The foundation researched 618 employers, including more than half of the Fortune 500 list. The index is based on the foundation's independent research, as well as information submitted by the businesses themselves. Each is evaluated on criteria such as nondiscrimination policies, diversity training covering sexual orientation, employer-provided domestic partner health insurance and other resources available to LGBT employees.
"We are very pleased to once again receive a rating of 100 percent in the esteemed CEI index, both because we work hard to encourage and support diversity, and because many of our clients have also been named as top-rated employers. It's great to share this honor with them," said Traci H. Rollins, co-chair of the Squire Sanders Diversity Committee.
"This national recognition is a welcome reward for the progress we have made and a welcome reminder of the work yet to be done," said Frederick R. Nance, also Diversity Committee co-chair.
For more information on the 2011 Corporate Equality Index, or to read the full report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About Squire Sanders: Founded in 1890, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has lawyers in 32 offices and 15 countries around the world. With one of the strongest integrated global platforms and a longstanding one-firm philosophy, Squire Sanders provides seamless legal counsel worldwide.
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