Nashville, Tenn., (March 28, 2019) – Bass, Berry & Sims is proud to announce that, for the second year in a row, it received a perfect score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. In 2019, more than 560 major U.S. businesses earned top marks this year in recognition of a company’s policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Bass, Berry & Sims was one of only two Nashville-based companies to receive a 100 percent ranking and was one of only four companies headquartered in Tennessee included in the list that received a perfect score.

The 2019 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Bass, Berry & Sims’ 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 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, please visit the HRC website.

“We are honored to be included among these great organizations. Bass, Berry & Sims is dedicated to creating an inclusive workplace at our firm and within the larger legal community. We are proud to again receive this award in 2019 as a reflection of our continued commitment,” said Todd Rolapp, managing partner of Bass, Berry & Sims.

Guided by our commitment to fairness, equal opportunity and responsibility, Bass, Berry & Sims has adopted a diversity and inclusion strategic plan to help create and sustain an inclusive and diverse firm culture. The firm’s LGBT Affinity Group plays an important role in building this environment for all attorneys and employees at the firm. Membership is open to anyone at the firm and provides a voice regarding the firm’s policies and practices as they relate to LGBT issues. More about the firm’s commitment to diversity can be found here.

About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

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. Learn more here.

 About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

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