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Dykema Earns Top Marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index for Fourth-Consecutive Year

Dykema Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fifteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality

December 5, 2016

Dykema, a leading national law firm, proudly announced today that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Dykema joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year, and is the only Michigan-based law firm to receive a perfect rating.

“We are honored and extremely proud to have earned a fourth-consecutive perfect rating in the Corporate Equality Index,” said Peter M. Kellett, Dykema’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This is truly a firm-wide accomplishment, and I want to thank our inclusive staff and our Diversity & Inclusion Board for leading the way in creating an environment where we can attain the highest possible recognition from the Human Rights Campaign and be listed among the top-performing U.S. businesses in workplace equality.”

The 2017 CEI rated 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. Dykema’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 LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.