Stinson Leonard Street is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and non-harassment for all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. Below are the ways in which Stinson Leonard Street provides support to the LGBT community.
Stinson Leonard Street offers a comprehensive benefits package to all domestic partners of its employees. These benefits include health/medical, dental, vision, dependent coverage, COBRA/COBRA equivalent benefits, FMLA/FMLA equivalent benefits, bereavement leave, employer-provided supplemental life insurance, employee assistance programs and employee discounts.
For several years, Stinson Leonard Street has been a strong supporter of the HRC and earned very high to 100% ratings in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This annual survey assesses American workplaces on LGBT equality. In 2011, the firm was selected to host the HRC CEI, event which featured HRC president Joe Solmonese.
Legacy firm Stinson Morrison Hecker has been a proud sponsor and supporter of KC LEGAL since its inception. In partnership with KC LEGAL, the firm sponsored a reception for Judge Deanell Reece Tacha of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
For several years, the firm, along with the Kansas Bar Association (KBA) and KC LEGAL, has co-sponsored an annual day-long seminar for lawyers and judges across Kansas and Missouri on LGBT legal issues. The firm has hosted national speakers including:
Stinson Leonard Street has provided continuous support and outreach to the LGBT community. For several years, the firm has advertised in local LGBT publications, such as CAMP magazine in honor of the annual summer PRIDE festival. The firm also has sponsored several events ranging from the HRC Equality Bash and the National LGBT Bar Association's Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Reception.