January 28, 2021
Weil was again ranked among the “Best Places to Work” for members of the LGBTQ community, with a 100% score on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s CEI is a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.
The CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families, internal education and accountability metrics to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion competency, public commitment to LGBTQ+ equality, and responsible citizenship. Weil’s diversity and inclusion efforts have fulfilled all of the CEI’s criteria, thereby earning a 100% ranking and the designation of a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”
View more information on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index.
Weil has maintained a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to the LGBTQ+ community at large. The Firm continues to implement leading-edge policies and initiatives to promote inclusion in the workplace and greater equity for LGBTQ+ employees and their families. These efforts include the recent launch of an enhanced family-building benefit program that provides adoption, surrogacy and fertility benefits to all U.S. attorneys and staff.
WeilPride, the Firm’s LGBTQ+ affinity group, was established with the primary purpose of enhancing the recruitment and retention of LGBTQ+ attorneys and staff and fostering a better understanding of the unique issues facing the LGBTQ+ community. The Firm uses the term LGBTQ+ to ensure that it is inclusive of all identities to make the community feel welcomed, and make certain that nobody is left out.