The Equality Act 2010 brought together nine separate pieces of legislation into one single Act. It greatly simplified the law and provided a framework to deal with discrimination and inequality.
It is the policy of this firm to ensure that equal opportunities are afforded to all clients, third parties and staff, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. The firm will not condone any form of direct or indirect discrimination or outright victimisation of any person by its staff and will endeavour to ensure that its counsel, agents and witnesses adopt a similar policy. The firm has arrangements for workforce diversity monitoring through compilation of qualitative/quantitive methods such as questionnaires.
The Firm will seek wherever possible to integrate those suffering from disability into the normal method of working and/or client care. Where it is not possible for clients to visit us or access our premises, home visits will be provided.
Our policy is to comply with all relevant Equality and Diversity Legislation. This Policy is therefore reviewed where appropriate to reflect these changes, if any. In addition, the firm will ensure that nobody with whom it has dealings will suffer any substantial disadvantage through any disability that they might have. The firm is committed to making reasonable adjustments for those with a disability in relation to job opportunities, promotion and training within the firm and the provision of services to clients.
Malik Law Chambers is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. This means that all job applicants and employees will receive equal treatment in relation to the above grounds. It makes good business sense for the firm to ensure that its most important resource its staff is used in a fair and effective way.