Being an employer of choice matters to us. Our workplace is diverse, inclusive and welcoming. We develop and implement a best practice supportive environment where all our staff can develop and reach their full potential. We recognise that diversity and inclusion refers to the similarities and differences that exist between people, and that most individuals do not belong to a single identity, but often to several.
On this basis, we have created a collaborative and collegiate environment, where everyone feels valued, included and respected. We value the diversity of our people, and have actively cultivated and encouraged positive inclusive relationships across the firm through organised social events and the promotion of our anti-bullying and harassment policies. We support the evolution of a profession that is truly accessible to everyone regardless of their background.
The successful operation of these policies is monitored by the management board of the LLP on a regular basis.
We are members of IP Inclusive, an organisation committed to making the IP profession more inclusive. In addition, we are part of the high-level ‘think tank’ devoted to improving diversity and inclusion. This project brings together senior and managing partners to share ideas and best practices from across many IP firms. The collaboration underlines the patent and trade mark professions’ commitment to create genuine, lasting changes to working practices and cultures. As part of this commitment, we are proud to have signed IP Inclusive pledge – click here for more information.
Our workplace champions the right of staff and students to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black staff’s racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance.
We welcome Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps. We recognise and celebrate our staff’s identities and are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on anyone’s ability to succeed.
For more information, visit the Halo Collective website.
At Mathys & Squire we strongly believe in providing a working environment where people are treated fairly, equally and with respect.
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