Five City firms named in LGBT ‘top global employers’ index

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Stonewall list celebrates efforts to promote inclusivity at work

Five City law firms have landed places on this year’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) ‘top global employers’ list.

Put together by equality charity Stonewall, the list celebrates the pioneering efforts of some of the world’s leading organisations to create “inclusive workplaces” for LGBT employees. It was released earlier today, the same week as the Pride in London Parade.

Examining entrants on nine key criteria — including training, staff engagement and leadership — the 2017 list names 12 organisations, five of which are law firms.

The corporate outfits recognised for their LGBT endeavours are: Baker McKenzie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills, Pinsent Masons and Simmons & Simmons.

Commenting on the latest index, Stonewall’s chief executive, Ruth Hunt, said:

Now in its sixth year, the Global Workplace Equality Index is reaching more people than ever before — this year’s participants collectively employ over 1.6 million people. More organisations than ever are proactively engaging with LGBT communities in the countries in which they operate.

Other top employers to make this year’s cut include banking giant Barclays, oil and gas multinational BP and telecommunications company Vodafone.

The new index comes just seven months after Stonewall trumpeted the results of its 2017 ‘workplace equality’ rankings.

Not to be confused with today’s results, the much larger top 100 list grades organisations on similar inclusivity-based criteria. This featured 17 City outfits, with the accolade of highest positioning law firm going to Pinsent Masons. The City firm finished in second place overall.

Read the 2017 ‘Global Workplace Equality Index’ in full below:

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Senior Associate

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Modern Man

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*Senior Associate” made no reference to the trainee’s gender.


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Sleepy lawyer

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