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Thompson Coburn earns perfect score on LGBTQ equality for 13 years

January 28, 2021

For the 13th consecutive year, Thompson Coburn has earned a perfect score of 100 points in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and Best Places to Work Survey. The survey, conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, this year evaluated 1,142 businesses across the country on their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, clients and investors.

Thompson Coburn was one of 767 major businesses nationwide to achieve a perfect score in 2021. In Missouri, just 30 companies achieved official 100 percent rankings.

“Our participating companies know that building an LGBTQ-inclusive workplace is not just the right thing to do — it is also the best business decision — allowing companies to attract, retain and engage top talent. And their commitment to building inclusion has only strengthened over the past year, with a record-breaking number of corporations achieving top marks,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “From the previously unimaginable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to a long overdue reckoning with racial injustice, 2020 was truly a year like none other. Business leaders across the country were called upon to face these challenges head on. Companies that have long invested in diversity & inclusion efforts were forced to take stock of their progress; and, like most institutions, many found opportunity to deepen their commitment to advance equity for all.”

In 2014, Thompson Coburn was the first law firm in Missouri to actively support a proposed state law to extend basic workplace protections to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The 2021 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including nondiscrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture, and corporate social responsibility. Thompson Coburn’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.

For more information on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/campaigns/corporate-equality-index.