Sign the Law Society’s Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter

30/09/2020

Over 60 firms and organisations have signed the Law Society’s Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter. Review the Charter now and commit your workplace to its principles today.

The Law Society is inviting solicitor firms and organisations to sign their names to the Law Society Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Charter. Launched in May 2020, over 60 firms and organisations  from across the country have already signed the Charter and committed to its principles.

GEDI Charter

By signing the Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter, you are expressing your commitment to upholding and promoting these principles in your workplaces and in the solicitors’ profession.

The signatories to this Charter will treat all individuals and groups of individuals fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, in areas of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, race, class, disability or membership of the Traveller Community.

Commitments

As such, the signatories will:

  • Recognise the individual needs of those they employ and support them to develop to their full potential.
  • Ensure equal access to opportunities for those they employ.
  • Ensure their policies, procedures and processes promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Carry out their work without bias, in a respectful and non-discriminatory manner.
  • Build awareness and understanding of the benefits of promoting gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Assign responsibility for meeting the Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter commitments to a named senior partner or member of staff. Signatories are encouraged to publish details of the senior leader who is accountable for the Charter commitments on their website or intranet.

Sign the Charter now

If you would like to commit your firm or organisation to the Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter, you can: 

The current list of signatories is published on the Law Society website.

For further information, contact GEDICharter@lawsociety.ie.

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