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Trowers receives top 100 employers recognition in Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

Trowers receives top 100 employers recognition in Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has secured 83rd place in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2019 and is now a part of Stonewall's top 100 employers list.

The top 100 employers list recognises the UK’s best employers for their outstanding efforts to create an inclusive workplace for their lesbian, gay, bi and trans employees.

The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index is Britain's leading good practice forum on sexual orientation in the workplace. The programme includes an annual benchmarking exercise to measure progress businesses make in being diverse employers.  It rates organisations on the actions they take, from staff training to profiling role models, that help create a workplace – and so a world – where LGBTQ+ people are treated with dignity and respect.

Each company included in the table must demonstrate their progress in around ten areas of employment policy and practice, such as on senior leadership and how well they have engaged with the LGBT community.

Helen Randall, Partner and Champion of Diversity and Inclusion at Trowers & Hamlins commented:

"We are extremely proud that our firm has moved up to 83rd place in the Stonewall Equality Index. We are a firm that champions the importance of diversity and we believe individuals should be able to be themselves at work. Our 'TrowersIncludes' networks run an amazing array of inspiring activities from fundraising to inspirational talks, to going on Pride to trans-awareness training. We also work with Aspiring Solicitors to recruit diverse talent. We are all committed to maintaining our inclusive environment and valuing diversity. This result is testament to the success of what we are doing and a great way to start 2019."

Over the last three years the firm has moved up the Stonewall ranking by 249 places.