Embracing Diversity and Fostering Inclusion at Unit Chambers
Unit Chambers is a steadfast advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion. We are resolute in our commitment to creating an inclusive work environment that celebrates individuality, promotes respect and ensures equal opportunities for all. Our dedication to these values is unwavering, shaping our culture and practices.
A Diverse and Inclusive Community
We believe in the strength that comes from diversity. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, including women, people from minority ethnic origins, people with disabilities and those who are underrepresented in the legal sector. We’re committed to making reasonable adjustments to ensure that disabled candidates can fully showcase their potential.
Guiding Our Path: Our EDI and Neurodiversity Officers
Lyan Chan, our dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Kristine Lidgerwood, our Neurodiversity Officer, play instrumental roles in upholding and implementing our Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy.
Empowering Principles: Our Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy
Our annually reviewed Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy encompasses our commitment to translating principles into tangible action. This policy serves to community our unwavering dedication to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment to our members, employees and service users.
A Resolute Stand Against Discrimination
At Unit Chambers, we stand firmly against discrimination based on:
- Gender reassignment
- Marital or civil partnership status
- Pregnancy or maternity
- Race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
Fair Treatment for All
Every individual, regardless of their purpose within Unit Chambers, is treated fairly. Discrimination is not tolerated in any form, including membership, employment, pupillage and work experience applications. Our decisions on recruitment, promotion, training, compensation and more are made impartially, aligning with the principles of our policy.
Rooted in Law and Values
Our policy draws strength from legal obligations, principles and guidance outlined in the Equality Act 2010 and the related Codes of Practice. Moreover, it reflects our profound commitment to respecting fundamental human rights and complying with anti-discrimination laws.
Pioneering Positive Change
We recognise that promoting equal opportunities isn’t just ethical – it’s also exemplary management practice. This policy enables us and our associates to unleash our full potential, fostering respect for the intrinsic worth of every individual within Unit Chambers.
A Continued Journey
Our pursuit of equality, diversity and inclusion is an ongoing journey. With our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Neurodiversity Officer at the helm, we are continually exploring ways to enhance our practices and cultivate an environment where everyone can thrive. We invite you to join us in celebrating diversity and championing inclusion.
At Unit Chambers, we’re not just fostering a diverse community; we’re building a brighter future – one that embraces the unique contributions of every individual. Join us today to be part of a legal journey that values you for who you are.