Seyfarth Shaw

Illinois
Legal

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Seyfarth Shaw 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, Seyfarth Shaw, a 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. Seyfarth Shaw 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. Seyfarth Shaw 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. It does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. The company supports the Equality Act, has partnered with PFLAG, and frequently uses its reputation to promote LGBTQ Pride. Seyfarth Shaw is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. The company 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. Seyfarth Shaw is a member of The Diversity and Flexibility Alliance, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, retention, promotions, and leadership composition. The firm is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. Seyfarth Shaw is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, Seyfarth Shaw receives a High Risk rating.

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