V&E Receives Perfect Score on 2019 Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index
& Elkins has received its eighth perfect score of 100 on the Corporate
Equality Index, a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and
practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees administered annually by the Human
Rights Campaign Foundation.
is among 571 companies nationwide that earned a perfect score in the 2019
report and the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”
featured in the report “took concrete steps to ensure greater equity for LGBTQ
workers and their families in the form of comprehensive policies, benefits and
practices.” Rating criteria includes non-discrimination policies across
business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families,
internal education and accountability metrics to promote LGBTQ inclusion
competency and public commitment to LGBTQ equality.
are honored to once again receive this important recognition from the Human
Rights Campaign Foundation,” said V&E Chairman Mark Kelly. “The firm is
proudly committed to an inclusive workplace, a core value of Vinson & Elkins.”
is dedicated to supporting LGBTQ workplace equality. In 1997, the firm became
the first Texas-based law firm to offer same-sex partner benefits. Since then,
V&E has actively championed LGBTQ attorneys and initiatives by providing
equal benefits, an LGBTQ attorney affinity group, LGBTQ-specific programs,
LGBTQ-focused recruiting, law school prep course scholarships for LGBTQ
students, local and national organizational sponsorships and pro bono work and
volunteer support of LGBTQ organizations and individuals.