Boies, Schiller & Flexner Earns Top Marks in HRC 2016 Corporate Equality Index
November 18, 2015
Boies, Schiller & Flexner is proud to have achieved a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. The firm joins 407 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
“We congratulate all the businesses that scored highly in this survey for their commitment to basic human rights, and we are proud to be among them,” Boies, Schiller & Flexner Chairman David Boies said.
The 2016 CEI rated 1,024 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.
Boies, Schiller & Flexner has a history of supporting LGBT rights in the courtroom. Mr. Boies, together with co-counsel Ted Olson and the HRC, led the successful legal effort to overturn Proposition 8, California’s unconstitutional ban on same-sex marriages. Mr. Boies, with partner Josh Schiller, also provided legal assistance to boy scout Pascal Tessier when he was hired as a scout leader in New York at a time when the Boy Scouts of America banned gay individuals from holding leadership positions.
HRC is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
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