Trowers commits to racial fairness and equality
International law firm Trowers & Hamlins LLP has signed the Race Fairness Commitment (RFC), a series of commitments that aim to increase the opportunities for Black, Asian and ethnic minority lawyers through a range of data-driven techniques that highlight areas for improvement within a firm's culture and hierarchy.
The initiative launched by Rare Recruitment, a diversity recruitment specialist, has also drawn the support of 20 other law firms. The RFC provides a variety of quantitative metrics that will monitor employee lifecycles from application-to-interview rate and equal pay analysis through to promotion rate, in order to ascertain and address the points in which those from Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities are falling behind their peers."
Claire Ezekwe, Managing Associate and Chair of the Race, Ethnicity and Heritage network at Trowers, commented:
At Trowers, diversity and inclusion has always been at the core of our business and now that we have signed up to the Race Fairness Commitment we are further pledging to our commitment of tackling racial inequality. The frameworks provided by the RFC will enable the firm to expand upon the foundations that have already been set through our TrowersIncludes initiative as we work towards being the most inclusive firm that we can be".