Baker Botts

Texas
Legal

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Baker Botts scored a 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Baker Botts, an international law firm, 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. Baker Botts 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. Baker Botts does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. The firm prioritizes diversity in its recruitment, hiring, and leadership composition. Baker Botts partners with multiple ideological organizations including the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, and the ACLU. The company is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. Baker Botts is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, Baker Botts receives a High Risk rating.

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