Fredrikson & Byron Debuts with Nearly Perfect Score on 2017 Corporate Equality Index

December 5, 2016

Corporate Equality Index 2017Fredrikson & Byron received a nearly perfect score of 95 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Fredrikson’s score reflects a commitment to LGBT workplace equality, with respect to tangible policies, benefits and practices.

“We are proud to be named one of HRC’s Best Places to Work for LBGT Equality,” said Lousene Hoppe, shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s LGBTQ Employee Resources Group. “We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and respected.

The 2017 CEI rated a total of 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

Fredrikson & Byron is a 275-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, St. Paul, Monterrey, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Fredrikson & Byron has a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet”. Our attorneys bring business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to work with clients, and operate as business advisors and strategic partners, as well as legal counselors. More information about the firm is available at www.fredlaw.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and on Twitter @FredriksonLaw.

Media Contact: Kelly Griffith, Marketing Communications Manager, 612.492.7514, kgriffith@fredlaw.com