Vorys has been recognized as one of the top gay-friendly workplaces in the U.S. for the 14th year in a row in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI). For the fifth year in a row, the firm received a perfect score of 100 in the CEI, which is regarded as the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Vorys was also named a 2022 “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”
“We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere. Congratulations to Vorys for achieving the title of ‘best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality’ and working to advance inclusion in the workplace,” said Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign senior vice president of programs, research and training.
Only 11 central Ohio-based businesses, including Vorys, received perfect scores on the 2022 CEI. In addition, Vorys was one of only five Ohio-based law firms to achieve a perfect score in the index.
Each year, HRC releases the CEI. The 2022 CEI scored 1,271 businesses on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:
- Non-discrimination policies across business entities;
- Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families;
- Supporting an inclusive culture; and,
- Corporate social responsibility.
For more information on the 2022 CEI, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About the HRC Foundation: The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of HRC America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people, shedding light on inequity and deepening the public’s understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on advancing transgender and racial justice. Its work has transformed the landscape for more than 15 million workers, 11 million students, 1 million clients in the adoption and foster care system and so much more.
About Vorys: Vorys, established in 1909, has nearly 375 attorneys in eight offices in Ohio, Washington, D.C., Texas, Pennsylvania and California. The firm currently ranks as one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States according to American Lawyer magazine.