We encourage diversity within the firm and our equal opportunities and diversity agendas are comprehensive, fully communicated and implemented to every employee.
Regular equality monitoring ensures that we're aware of the diverse profile of our employees and that our policies, procedures and working environment reflect what's important to our people. Rather than simply collecting numbers, we use this information to plan our annual objectives in respect of equality, diversity and inclusion.
We adopt an Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) process for any decisions that are likely to impact on employees, clients or service providers to ensure that equality is at the heart of any changes.
We have a staff-led equality forum, including senior management, that brings together employees and partners from around the firm. The forum plan events, training and hold discussions ensuring that TLT remains an open, welcoming and understanding environment for everyone in the firm, clients, potential employees and suppliers.
The forum discusses protected characteristics and other considerations including addiction, age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, health, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.
Our equality and diversity initiatives are fully integrated with our HR policies, including in recruitment, training and promotion, to ensure that career development and rewards are based solely on merit and any risk of discrimination is eliminated.
In addition to the Two-Tick Disability Symbol, the accreditations that we hold confirm our commitment - these include the Deaf Law Quality Mark, awarded in 2013 and the Large Employer’s award for our approach to employing disabled people, awarded by Action on Disability & Work UK.