Jack Lord Discusses Exit of Workers from States Passing Anti-LGBTQ Laws

18 September 2023 SHRM News

Foley & Lardner LLP partner Jack Lord is quoted in the SHRM article, “Many Workers Leaving States That Pass Anti-LGBTQ Laws,” commenting on state legislation impacting LGBTQ+ workers.

Lord said he knows physicians, nurses, and teachers who have moved states because of the legislation. He emphasized Foley’s commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse attorneys and staff, explaining that having such a group helps employees see "there are a lot of people like me."

Lord also discussed the recent retreat Foley held for LGBTQ+ attorneys in Chicago, where they got to know one another and explore company benefits, such as insurance coverage for fertility treatments.

"DE&I at its heart is about having enough diversity of thought and connection that it actually makes it a wonderful place to work and an even more profitable place to work," Lord added.

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