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Diversity statement 2017

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Diversity statement 2017

At Hedges Law, we understand that people differ. We believe that employing a diverse workforce encourages creativity and fosters innovation. Having a diverse workforce means Hedges is well placed to understand the needs of a wide range of customers, and can better interact with a broad client base.

We are an equal opportunities employer and endeavour to ensure that there are equal opportunities in all stages of the recruitment process and employment. We are committed to maintaining equality of treatment and opportunity for all job applicants and employees who should receive equal treatment regardless of age, sex (gender), marital status, religion or belief, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race.

Hedges Law seeks to ensure that everyone is treated equally, with care, respect and fairness. Bullying, harassment, unfair discrimination and unacceptable behaviours are not tolerated in our business.

We provide annual Equality & Diversity training to all staff, so as to ensure all new starters are trained on our approach to Equality & Diversity as well as providing refresher training to existing employees.

Diversity statistics

Below are some statistics from our latest diversity survey:

Gender ProfileAge ProfileEthnic Origin Profile
Employees:Employees:Employees:
Male: 12.9%Under 35: 35.5%Minority ethnic: 12.9%
Female: 87.1%35-44: 32.3%Non-minority ethnic: 87.1%
Directors:45-54: 16.1% 
Male: 40%55-64%: 16.1% 
Female: 60%65+: 0%(All figures as at 1st September 2017)