Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Corprate Bias Ratings
Shook, Hardy & Bacon (SHB), an American law firm, vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. SHB has an educational series for all employees on issues including gender bias, implicit bias, and "transgender realities" in the workplace and its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge. The company has publicly advocated for the Equality Act, sponsored the Kansas City Pride Parade, and frequently uses its reputation to promote gender ideology. SHB partners with the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the National Center for Transgender Equality, and the LGBTQ+ National Bar Association. For these reasons, Shook, Hardy & Bacon 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.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs. The company 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).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon does not publish charitable giving guidelines (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon integrates DEI into all of its business practices. DEI is an “essential component” of the firm. The firm hosts LGBTQ Pride celebrations and pro bono LGBTQ+ for both adults and minors to help them in litigation before judges and negotiation with counsel for state record changes. It hosts D&I fellowships, scholarships, and retreats. SHB has an educational series for all employees on issues including gender bias, implicit bias, and “transgender realities” in the workplace (1). Its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (2). The company signed a public letter in support of the Equality Act (3). Shook also supports LGBT causes on its social media accounts (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon 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). SHB is a member of the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the National Center for Transgender Equality, and the LGBTQ+ National Bar Association (3). The company also sponsored a booth for the Kansas City Pride Parade (4)(5).
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December 5, 2023
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