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Covington Awarded Top HRC Rating for Eleventh Consecutive Year

March 28, 2019

WASHINGTONThe Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) has awarded Covington a perfect score of 100 percent for the eleventh consecutive year on its Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Covington is among 571 major U.S. businesses that earned a perfect score this year and will be recognized in HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” list.

“Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is at the core of our efforts to attract and retain the profession’s top legal minds and to create a workplace where people of diverse backgrounds can flourish,” said Timothy Hester, the firm’s chair. “This recognition is a direct reflection of what we want for ourselves as a community of professionals, and what our clients expect of us, but it is also a reminder that much work still remains to be done to meet the high standards we have set for ourselves.”

Covington’s 100-percent rating is a result of various firm policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.

“The top-scoring companies on this year’s CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States, they are applying these policies to their global operations and impacting millions of people beyond our shores,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Time and again, leading American businesses have shown that protecting their employees and customers from discrimination isn’t just the right thing to do -- it’s also good for business.”

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBTQ people. For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.


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