Dinsmore & Shohl


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High Risk


By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Dinsmore & Shohl 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. Dinsmore & Shohl 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. Dinsmore & Shohl does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company integrates DEI into all of its business practices, prioritizing diversity in its hiring and leadership composition and doing pro bono education and training on social justice matters. Dinsmore & Shohl has partnered with the LGBT Bar, the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, BlackSpace, and Equitas Health. The company is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. Dinsmore & Shohl is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. However, the company does not appear to discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or beliefs. For these reason, Dinsmore & Shohl receives a High Risk rating.

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