Like any family, we’re all different – and that’s something we celebrate.
We mark key events, as well as listen to our ethnic minorities, LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender plus), sex and gender, menopause and disability networks who highlight various issues and provide support. These are supported by the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) Committee, which is a sub-Committee of and report regularly to the Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) board and helps shape plans for the future.
Stamping out racism
We are proud members of the Race Fairness Commitment – A racial equality commitment for legal firms to ensure fairness at work for people of all ethnic minority backgrounds.
In 2022 we are again celebrating Black History Month with a special event to highlight and support the needs of our colleagues and society at large.
ACS support Wear Red Day, an initiative started by the charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) which utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society.
Transparency is key
In our 2021 gender and ethnicity pay gap report, we published our ethnicity pay gap for the second time, as well as sharing our partner pay data for gender and ethnicity.
What we found:
- 20% of our employees identify as from ethnic minorities.
- Our mean ethnicity pay gap is 9.9% across the employees of the firm.
- Our ethnicity pay gap is understood when we see that only 12% of our upper pay quartile employees are from an ethnic minority.
- 23% of our partners identify as from ethnic minorities.
- Our mean ethnicity pay gap for partners is 9.2%.
- Our combined partner and employee mean ethnicity pay gap is 7.6%.
Commitments for 2022-2023
- Reviewing our internal and external recruitment processes
To ensure they are fair to all (e.g. using blind CVs) and that we advertise our posts widely, specifically working with agencies who attract people from ethnic minorities/diverse backgrounds, including continuing to ensure that this applies to our trainee programme intake.
- Increase targeted mentoring and coaching
To see women and those from ethnic minorities with strong career trajectories, growing into leadership positions through identifying talent pipelines and providing strong role models.
- Women in Law pledge
Having already acquired accreditation, we are committed to fulfilling our action plan, specifically to review our promotions policy to ensure full support for our under-represented employee groups, to continually review our flexible working offer in these current times, and to deliver our ambitious line management development programme.
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