Diversity and equal opportunities
Crowe Clark Whitehill is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in recruitment and employment. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to an organization and believe that diversity and inclusivity are key drivers of organisational effectiveness and in providing our clients with a quality service.
As an employer, we are responsible for ensuring that our staff do not discriminate against, harass or victimise anyone they come into contact within the course of their work. Our firm runs mandated Equality and Diversity training which highlights the importance of following our organisation’s Equality and Diversity policy and of being fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010.
We ensure that no job applicant or employee receives unfavourable treatment on grounds of race, nationality, ethnicity, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Entry and progression within the firm is determined solely by the application of objective criteria, personal performance and merit.
Crowe Clark Whitehill is committed to equal opportunity in recruitment and employment and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination.
We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to an organisation and ensure that:
- No job applicant or employee receives unfavourable treatment on grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and religion or belief.
- No job applicant or employee is placed at a disadvantage by requirements or conditions which have disproportionately adverse effects on his or her particular group and cannot be shown to be necessary for the satisfactory completion of the job.
- Entry into the firm and progression within it is determined solely by the application of objective criteria, personal performance and merit.
In the unlikely event that a client makes any request (explicit or implicit) which could result in an action by the firm inconsistent with this policy, the request should be drawn to the attention of the partner(s) concerned. Those partners will, in conjunction if necessary with other partners, take such steps as are required to ensure that the policy is followed, including discussing the matter with the client and, if necessary, ceasing to act for that client.
Sexual, racial and other forms of harassment, intimidation, victimisation or discrimination are contrary to the principle of equal opportunities. The firm has a harassment and bullying policy which sets out additional guidance for partners and employees.
All employees have a right to equality of opportunity and a duty to implement this policy. Any employee who believes that he or she may have been discriminated against on one of the unlawful grounds referred to above is entitled to raise the matter through the firm’s grievance procedure. Any breach of this policy can result in disciplinary procedures against the individual responsible.
No individual will be victimised or treated less favourably than others because he or she has taken action against the firm regarding an equal opportunities related complaint. Complaints which are found to be malicious or otherwise made in bad faith may be regarded as disciplinary offences and are also handled accordingly.
If you have questions about this policy, please contact us.