The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has ranked 11 companies in Los Angeles a perfect 100 for their LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies in the latest 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). Some Los Angeles companies which earned the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” included American Apparel, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., and Mattel Inc.
The civil rights organization, which aims to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals, ranked 887 national companies in this year’s CEI, 123 of which are headquartered in California. Of those, 70 California companies earned perfect scores of 100.
This year’s index revealed a record 517 businesses earning a perfect score, even with an addition of a new rule that requires companies to extend these policies to workers globally.
“Even in the face of relentless attempts to undermine equality, America’s leading companies and law firms remain steadfast and committed to supporting and defending the rights and dignity of LGBTQ people,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.
The report assessed the LGBT-inclusion policies of companies and law firms across the nation based on five categories such as non-discrimination policies, employment benefits, demonstrated organizational competency, and accountability towards LGBT diversity and inclusion, commitment to LGBT equality, and responsible citizenship.
Los Angeles companies that earned the distinction:
American Apparel LLC, Downtown L.A.
Southern California Edison Co., Rosemead
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Culver City
The Walt Disney Co., Burbank
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Downtown L.A.
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Downtown L.A.
O’Melvney & Myers LLP, Downtown L.A.
Paul Hastings LLP, Downtown L.A.
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Downtown L.A.
CBRE, Downtown L.A.
Mattel, El Segundo