SOURCE: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

November 23, 2015 14:55 ET

Choate, Hall & Stewart Receives 100 Percent Perfect Score as "Best Place to Work" From the Human Rights Campaign for Fifth Consecutive Year

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 23, 2015) - Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP has been named a "Best Place to Work" by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in its Corporate Equality Index 2016, which assessed 1,024 U.S. companies on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality. For the fifth year in a row, Choate received the highest possible rating of 100 percent. 

"We have received perfect scores from the Human Rights Campaign every year since they first began tracking high workplace equality standards, and it is an honor to once again be at the top of this important ranking," said Charles Cheever, co-managing partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. "In an increasing global business environment, diversity and inclusiveness are both strategic priorities and fundamental to our core values as a firm." 

A total of 407 companies achieved a 100 percent rating. Ratings are based on LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections; domestic partner benefits; transgender-inclusive health care benefits; firm-wide organizational competency on LGBT issues; and firm-wide public engagement with the LGBT community. This year, companies were also assessed on whether the principles of non-discrimination were codified into policies for global operations, supplier standards, and corporate philanthropy.

"The policies, benefits, and practices businesses must implement to earn a perfect score are best-in-class demonstrations of corporate commitments to LGBT employees, and to a more diverse workplace overall," said HRC President Chad Griffin. 

Founded in 1980, the Human Rights Campaign is the nation's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, representing more than 1.5 million members and supporters.

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, one of the nation's leading law firms, is consistently recognized for excellence by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, World's Leading Lawyers, International Who's Who of Lawyers, and Expert Guides. With all of its lawyers under one roof, Choate focuses on a core group of areas where it represents clients across the United States and internationally and provides exceptional efficiency, service and value. Choate's areas of focus include corporate/M&A, venture capital, private equity, insurance/reinsurance, finance & restructuring, litigation, labor and employment benefits, intellectual property, life sciences, tax, government enforcement & compliance, and wealth management.

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