Tampa, Fla. – November 15, 2012 – Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, the firm received a perfect score – 100 percent rating – on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). Carlton Fields is one of 71 law firms in the country that scored 100 percent.
CEI provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. To achieve a perfect score and the distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality,” law firms/companies must have fully-inclusive equal employment opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits, demonstrate organizational LGBT competency, evidence their commitment to equality publicly and exercise responsible citizenship.
In addition to this ranking, Carlton Fields has ranked as the number one law firm in the country for the past four years for “Overall Diversity,” “Women,” and “Minorities” in a survey conducted by the career intelligence company, Vault. Like the firm’s ranking with Vault, the 2013 CEI ranking further confirms Carlton Fields’ commitment to an all-inclusive workplace.
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. HRC’s annual report published November 14 and is available at www.hrc.org/cei.
About Carlton Fields: Carlton Fields is a leading provider of legal and consultative services to a broad spectrum of business clients ranging from multi-national Fortune 100 companies to start-ups. With locations in major business centers in the Southeast and in New York, Carlton Fields offers to its clients more than 300 attorneys and government consultants.