Seven Triad companies score highly on LGBT equality survey

Several southwestern Connecticut employers received perfect scores in November 2017 from Human Rights Campaign for their LGBTQ employment policies for people identifying themselves as lesbian gay bisexual transgender or otherwise questioning their sexu

Three companies based in Louisville received a flawless score from the Human Rights Campaign's latest annual report assessing the policies and practices of major companies and law firms around the country to protect and include LGBTQ workers. This is the third year in a row that Armstrong Teasdale has earned a 100 percent score.

HRC, a leading advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) rights, gave our ideal scores to Battle Creek-based Kellogg Co.

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This is the second year Tyson achieved a flawless score on the Corporate Equality Index, demonstrating the company's commitment to building an inclusive culture. "We will continue to focus on and make the necessary investments to meet the challenges and opportunities going forward". Ameren joins the ranks of 609 major USA businesses, which also earned top marks this year. "I'm so thankful to work at a law firm that understands the importance of inclusion and diversity for both attorneys and staff". The data collected stems from corporate practices ensuring work place equality for any employee that considers themselves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.

The HRC Foundation evaluates survey respondents in four areas: anti-discrimination policies for sexual orientation, gender identity and expression; equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families; internal education and accountability for LGBTQ inclusion; and public treatment of the LGBTQ community. Navigant's efforts in satisfying all the CEI criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality. "By implementing LGBTQ-inclusive policies, practices and benefits, Armstrong Teasdale is helping to lead the way toward full equality for all, as well as strengthening its ability to attract and retain a diverse, talented workforce". With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries. Williams Mullen is the only law firm headquartered in Virginia to receive a flawless score and one of five businesses based in Richmond, joining Altria, Genworth Financial, CarMax and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

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