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Fish & Richardson Receives “Best Place to Work” Designation from the Human Rights Campaign

January 21, 2020

Press Release

Fish & Richardson Receives “Best Place to Work” Designation from the Human Rights Campaign

January 21, 2020

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Achieves a perfect score of 100 percent for LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies and practices

Fish & Richardson has been designated as a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation in its 2020 Corporate Equality Index, which assessed 1,059 U.S. companies on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality.

“We are honored to once again receive a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign for our steadfast commitment to LGBTQ rights, which reflects our core diversity and inclusion values,” said Peter Devlin, President of Fish & Richardson. “As a global law firm, we need diverse teams to serve the wide-ranging needs of our clients around the world. Diverse teams often achieve better overall results, which makes the business case for diversity and inclusion even more compelling.”

Overall, 680 major U.S. businesses earned a 100% rating. HRC assessed companies based on LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination policies, employment benefits, demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion, public commitment to LGBTQ equality, and responsible citizenship.

“The impact of the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index over its 18-year history is profound. In this time, the corporate community has worked with us to adopt LGBTQ-inclusive policies, practices and benefits, establishing the Corporate Equality Index as a primary driving force for LGBTQ workplace inclusion in America and across the globe,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “These companies know that protecting their LGBTQ employees and customers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do – it is also the best business decision.”

Founded in 1980, the Human Rights Campaign is the nation’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. The Foundation is the educational arm of the HRC.