The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has named Hall & Wilcox as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE).
WGEA is an Australian Government statutory agency responsible for promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces. The EOCGE citation is public recognition of our organisation’s commitment to gender equality and takes into account an organisation’s initiatives in leadership, learning and development, closing gender remuneration gaps, flexible working, employee consultation, preventing sex-based discrimination and targets for improving gender equality in the organisation.
Hall & Wilcox has been acknowledged for initiatives over the past year including:
- introducing a family and domestic violence policy
- introducing a market-leading parental leave policy
- implementing an annual women in leadership program that aims to support more women into partnership
- undertaking a gender pay gap analysis
- setting gender targets for women in partnership roles, in management positions and in elected Board of Partner positions
- promoting flexible working policies and practices to support and promote gender equality for all
- adopting the Law Council of Australia’s Gender Equitable Briefing Policy
- firm-funded Women Lawyer Association memberships
Hall & Wilcox managing partner Tony Macvean said the WGEA citation was an important acknowledgement of Hall & Wilcox’s achievements and demonstrated commitment to gender equality.
‘We’re thrilled to receive official acknowledgement that we offer a workplace where women are supported. But there is always more work to be done and we will continue creating opportunities,’ he said.
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