Alston & Bird

Georgia
Legal

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Alston & Bird scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Alston & Bird increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Alston & Bird (A&B) forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. A&B provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. The company is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. A&B is a partner of the Center for Reproductive Rights, building case law, advocating before policy makers, and engaging in litigation to challenge bans and restrictions on access to abortion. The firm is a member of The Diversity and Flexibility Alliance, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, retention, promotions, and leadership composition. A&B is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. Alston & Bird For these reasons, A&B receives a High Risk rating.

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