PITTSBURGH, PA – November 10, 2017 – For the fifth consecutive year, global law firm Reed Smith LLP has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Reed Smith joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.
The 2018 CEI report evaluates businesses based on LGBTQ-related 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. Reed Smith’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.