Maddocks recognised once again for diversity and inclusion
Maddocks has been recognised for the 17th consecutive year as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Commonwealth Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).
The firm was recognised for a range of initiatives designed to promote gender equality, from the firm’s work analysing gender pay equity and promoting flexible work practices through to developing future leaders of the firm.
We were one of 136 Australian organisations to be recognised at the official announcement event on 24 February.
Maddocks Partner and Chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Alicia Albury, said the firm’s long-term focus on an inclusive workplace had contributed to the way the firm is emerging from the impact of COVID-19.
‘Having a diverse workforce where everyone has access to opportunities to grow and progress their career creates a shared common purpose,’ Alicia said.
‘We have seen over the past 12 months how those shared purposes have maintained the culture of the firm and connections between our people even as we worked away from each other.’
Alicia said the firm’s approach to diversity and inclusion would be critically important over the next 12 months as the expected demand for greater flexibility in work practices grows.
Maddocks CEO David Newman said the firm is committed to continually adapting its approach to diversity and inclusion.
‘The fact that this is the 17th straight year of receiving the Employer of Choice citation is evidence of the long-term commitment we have made at Maddocks to creating a nurturing and inclusive workplace for all of our people,’ David said.
‘We continue to look at ways of developing and adapting our approach to make sure it keeps pace with the expectations of our people and the demands of our business.’
WGEA director Libby Lyons said that despite the tremendous upheaval and disruption caused to Australian businesses by the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations such as Maddocks maintained an unswerving commitment to achieving their EOCGE citation.
‘We know that gender equality is good for business and crucial to our post-COVID-19 economic recovery. By driving better gender equality outcomes in their workplaces, these EOCGE citation holders are showing the right way forward for other Australian businesses.’
Maddocks is a proudly independent Australian law firm that works closely with corporations, businesses and governments throughout Australia and internationally. We advise national and international clients across the education, government, healthcare, infrastructure and technology sectors, from our Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney offices. Our specialist expertise includes dispute resolution and litigation, employment and safety, financial services, franchising and insolvency.
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