EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY POLICY

Banner Jones Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.  We are committed to working with our employees, clients and suppliers to ensure all our places of work are free from unlawful discrimination.  

We encourage equality and diversity for ‘all’ in our employment and in the provision of services and ensure there is no discrimination on the grounds of gender, marital status, civil partnership, race, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion and  belief or age. 

We are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce because we understand the benefits to the Company and Clients in retaining a collection of skills and experiences so that a greater variety of resources can be offered.    

Workforce Diversity Data – Monitoring/Reporting

Employees are requested to fill out a Workforce Diversity monitoring form annually, although form completion is not compulsory.  Data is aggregated and reported to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the SRA publish the data aggregated across the profession.  The SRA will collate and report firm data across the whole firm population of England and Wales and will not publish the aggregated data of any individual firm. 

Workforce Diversity Data – Publishing

The Company will publish a summary of workforce diversity data of respondents annually, although there is no requirement to publish workforce diversity data relating to sexual orientation or religion or belief.    Data will not be published in a way that allows any individual to be identified. 

Summary Of Banner Jones Ltd Workforce Diversity Data – August 2015

Gender report

Age report

Ethnicity report

Disability report

Children responsibilities report

 

Carer report

 

We encourage a culture that respects and values each other’s differences, that promotes dignity, equality and diversity and encourages individuals to develop and maximise their true potential ensuring that all employees and job applicants receive fair and equal access in relation to employment whether part-time, full-time or temporary regarding terms and conditions, training, promotion, volunteering and services.

A full copy of our Equality and Diversity Policy is available on request by contacting our Compliance Officer for Legal Practice:

Jayne Henshaw
24 Glumangate
Chesterfield
S40 1UA

E-mail: JayneHenshaw@bannerjones.co.uk
Telephone: 01246 560543