Thompson Hine Named “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” for 10th Consecutive Year

Firm again earns 100% on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual scorecard assessing LGBTQ+ workplace equality

Date: February 08, 2022

Publication: Thompson Hine LLP

Thompson Hine LLP is proud to announce that it received a score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality, earning the designation of “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.” Thompson Hine is among 842 major U.S. businesses that received top marks this year. This is the tenth consecutive year the firm has earned a 100% rating.

“We continue to focus on building and supporting a firm culture where we value each other’s differences and recognize that we are richer because of them, we treat each other with fairness and respect, and we invite each other’s participation and unique contributions,” said Deborah Z. Read, the firm’s managing partner. “Thompson Hine is sharply focused on driving innovation forward. We recognize that an environment prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion sharpens our creative abilities. Having a team of individuals from different backgrounds who bring a wide variety of perspectives to the table fuels our innovation and pushes us in new directions. The benefits of respecting and embracing the differences in our workforce are critical to our success.”

Thompson Hine, through the efforts of its Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative, is committed toattracting, retaining and supporting a diverse workforce. The strength of that commitment is most evident in the makeup of the firm’s leadership, with a woman serving as its managing partner and 50% of its Executive Committee composed of women and attorneys of color.

The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars: nondiscrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture, and corporate social responsibility.

See the full report for more information.