Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Corprate Bias Ratings
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP), a law firm, vets vendors for LGBTQ policies, However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. BCLP covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company earned the All Star Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Award and the Silver Award for Progression Programme of the Year from UK Social Mobility Awards in 2022. BCLP educates its employees on bias and LGBTQ allyship. The company appointed an inaugural Global I&D Client Relationship Partner, hosts Pride events, and raises money for LGBTQ youth groups. However, the company does protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination and does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, BCLP receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
BCLP received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). However, the company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
BCLP earned the All Star Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Award and the Silver Award for Progression Programme of the Year from UK Social Mobility Awards in 2022 (1). The company implemented the Our Voices Storytelling Campaign, which “promotes allyship, addresses bias and amplifies voices to create real and substantial cultural change by focusing on a variety of topics such as mental health, race and ethnicity, LGBTQ+ issues…”. BCLP appointed Daisy Reeves as its inaugural Global I&D Client Relationship Partner, she is “consistently ranked as one of the most influential LGBTQ* Executives in the world in the global ‘OUTStanding’ benchmark”. BCLP “presented workshops discussing the use of pronouns, policies and recruitment best practices, and terminology focused on helping colleagues understand what it means to transition in the workplace, all with the goal of being more effective allies”. The firm has brought in drag queens and hosted LGBTQ Pride retreats (2).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
BCLP has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). The company hosted its annual LGBTQ+ Allies Anniversary event in London which raised funds in aid of The Proud Trust, an LGBTQ youth charity. BCLP is a “UK Model Diversity Survey Founding Law Firm Participant” (3).
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December 5, 2023
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