Creating an inclusive environment
QualitySolicitors Gould & Swayne is seeking to create an inclusive environment for its staff and is fully committed to ensuring that all employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect and aims to build a culture that values meritocracy, openness, fairness and transparency. The firm values individuality and recognises the benefits of having a diverse workforce.
As an organisation, we do not and will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment or any other irrelevant factor. This applies to all aspects of what we do as a business from our employment policies and practices to our relationships with clients, suppliers, contractors and the wider community.
Women make up over 75% of our workforce. Getting women to join and stay has never been a problem but our challenge going forward is sustaining this position by understanding the issues that affect women.
Our readiness (and IT capability) to offer both flexible and remote working has been influential in creating the working environment needed for some members of our staff. Approximately 46% of our people work part-time or have non-standard hours.
We monitor our workforce on a regular basis.