Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Washington D.C.
Legal

Corporate Bias Rating

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Medium Risk

Summary:

Steptoe & Johnson scored a 90 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, the company 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 philanthropic support. Steptoe & Johnson 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. Steptoe & Johnson LLP has a pro bono partnership with the HRC to repeal legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. Steptoe & Johnson sponsored the LGBTQ+ Bar in 2023. The firm does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Steptoe & Johnson is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. However, it likely does not discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or beliefs. For these reasons, Steptoe & Johnson receives a Medium Risk rating.

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