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    Eversheds Sutherland rises 31 places in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers list

    Eversheds Sutherland has been featured in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2020 list for the twelfth year running. The list represents the best places to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) staff in a competitive labour market and, this year, Eversheds Sutherland has jumped 31 places to rank 35th.

    This year’s Top 100 was the largest ever with 503 employers entering, demonstrating their commitment to LGBT workplace inclusion.

    As part of the Top 100, Stonewall collects more than 109,000 anonymous responses from employees on their experience of Britain’s workplace culture and diversity. This year, 81 per cent of LGBT employees who responded to the survey said they feel able to be themselves in the workplace.

    Lee Ranson, Co-CEO, Eversheds Sutherland, commented:

    “This result is a proud achievement in this highly competitive index, and testament to the hard work from our people, and senior leadership support, to ensure that we are an LGBT+ inclusive employer. 2019 was a great year for our LGBT+ and Allies Network, Perspective, and is a key element of the Diversity & Inclusion strand of our people strategy and our purpose and values.

    “Although we have made great strides, as ever there remains much more we can all do to create and nurture an environment and culture which is respectful and inclusive for all to help our clients, our people and our communities to thrive.”

    Sanjay Sood-Smith, Stonewall’s Executive Director of Workplace & Community Programmes, said:

    “We are delighted to name Eversheds Sutherland as one of our Top 100 Employers this year. All the organisations in this year's Top 100 Employer's list are playing a huge role in improving the lives of LGBT people, and should be very proud of their work.

    “We still don't live in a world where everyone is able to be themselves in the workplace, as we know more than a third of LGBT staff (35 per cent) hide who they are at work. By taking steps to make their workplaces supportive and welcoming of all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, businesses like Eversheds Sutherland are bringing us closer to a world where everyone is accepted without exception.”

    Stonewall’s Top 100 is compiled from submissions to the Workplace Equality Index, a powerful benchmarking tool used by employers to assess their achievements and progress on LGBT equality in the workplace, as well as their wider work in the community and on service provision.

    Each organisation must demonstrate their expertise in 10 areas of employment policy and practice, including networking groups, senior leadership, procurement and how well they’ve engaged with LGBT communities.

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