Firm Earns the Distinction of One of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality”
Tampa, Fla. – November 19, 2014 – Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is pleased to announce that for the sixth consecutive year, the firm received a perfect score – 100 percent rating – on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is one of 89 law firms in the country that scored 100 percent.
HRC President Chad Griffin 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. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt not only meets these standards, they go above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its corporate values.”
“We are honored to receive this recognition,” said Nancy Faggianelli, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt’s Chief Diversity Officer. “The firm has been a leader in LGBT equality and is dedicated to maintaining a collaborative, inclusive, and inspiring work environment for its employees who are part of the LGBT community.”
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 Jorden Burt has ranked as a top law firm in the nation for the past six years for “Overall Diversity,” “Women,” “Minorities,” “LGBT,” Disabilities,” and “Veterans” in a survey conducted by the career intelligence company, Vault. Like the firm’s ranking with Vault, the 2015 CEI ranking further confirms Carlton Fields Jorden Burt’s 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. For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About Carlton Fields Jorden Burt: Carlton Fields Jorden Burt has nearly 400 attorneys and government consultants serving clients from offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, and Washington, D.C. The firm is known for its national litigation practice, including class action defense, trial practice, white-collar representation, and high-stakes appeals; its regulatory practice; and its handling of sophisticated business transactions and corporate counseling for domestic and international clients. For additional information, visit www.CFJBLaw.com. (Carlton Fields Jorden Burt practices law in California through Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, LLP.)