Hall & Wilcox named WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in 2022

 

Media Release | 16 March 2022

Hall & Wilcox is delighted to have been again recognised with an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

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:

  • continuing to run an annual women in leadership program that aims to support more women into partnership;
  • continuing to undertake gender pay gap analysis;
  • continuing to monitor gender targets for women in partnership roles, in management positions and in elected Board of Partner positions;
  • continuing to promote hybrid flexible working practices to support and promote gender equality for all;
  • introducing an up-to-26-week leave parental leave policy;
  • adopting the Law Council of Australia’s Gender Equitable Briefing Policy;
  • adopting the NSW Law Society’s and the Law Institute of Victorian Charter for the Advancement of Women; and
  • providing firm-funded Women Lawyer Association memberships.

Hall & Wilcox managing partner Tony Macvean said, ‘We are committed to addressing the challenges surrounding diversity, equality and inclusion at work. We want to be a part of a diverse, equitable and inclusive world and overcoming biases - both conscious and unconscious - to ensure that this happens.’

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