“With honourable exceptions, the business community has been nothing like as vocal or active as it should have been in recognising the challenges faced by disabled colleagues. There is so much more we can do to implement changes that enable disabled members of the community to deliver to their potential, and we see the Valuable 500 campaign as part of that.
So we are delighted to be stepping forward and committing to the campaign as part of our wider commitment to promoting equality and diversity through all our employment practices, and to discussing all aspects of inclusion, including disability, as part of our Board agenda. If business can be made to work better for its people – all of its people – we know that everyone benefits.
As part of our objective to maintain our position as a market leading law firm for diversity & inclusion, we have made a number of commitments to removing barriers for employees with disabilities and to promoting an environment that supports health and wellbeing for all:
- reviewing our recruitment process in conjunction with our Disability and Wellbeing Network to ensure it is fully inclusive and accessible;
- advertising in disability related media and networks to actively look to attract and recruit people with a disability;
- ensuring human resource managers have disability inclusion related training, including reasonable adjustments.”
Senior Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP