Equality and Diversity
We are committed to a policy of treating all our employees, workers and job applicants equally. No employee or potential employee will receive less favourable treatment because of any “protected characteristic”, namely:
- age (or perceived age).
- disability (past or present).
- gender reassignment.
- race, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origins.
- religion or belief.
- sexual orientation.
- pregnancy and maternity.
All employees are expected to work with the Business towards these aims. In certain circumstances, an employee can be personally liable if they discriminate against say a fellow employee or job applicant.
No employee or potential employee will be disadvantaged by any conditions of employment that cannot be justified as necessary on operational grounds.
We aim to encourage, value and manage diversity and are committed to equality for our entire staff. We wish to attain a workforce that is representative of the communities from which it is drawn.
These principles of equality and diversity also apply to the manner in which we treat clients, our business partners, visitors and any other third parties we have dealings with.
Diversity Survey Results – each year in accordance with Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) requirements our workforce (including partners) are asked to complete (on an anonymised basis) a Diversity Questionnaire – a copy of the workforce diversity data is available upon request.