United Kingdom

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Medium Risk


Linklaters scored a 65 out of 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, the company increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Linklaters 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. The firm also has a pro bono partnership with the HRC to repeal legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. Linklaters does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The firm is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. However, Linklaters likely does not discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or beliefs. For these reasons, Linklaters receives a Medium Risk rating.

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