Our approach to diversity and inclusion
We aim to ensure that the law is fair, modern, simple and cost effective. We recognise that, to achieve this, we must embrace diversity and inclusion, both in relation to those who work with the organisation but also when making recommendations for law reform to Government.
We believe that a diverse workforce brings a range of experiences and perspectives. In turn, this strengthens our performance and impact as an organisation. Therefore, we are committed to being a non-discriminatory employer. We provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement in all areas of our work. This applies to the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. We also strive to be inclusive of secondary characteristics including social background, economic background and education.
Impact on society
It is important to recognise that the Commission’s role is to make law reform recommendations to government. These cover a broad range of societal issues, for example, weddings, surrogacy, and hate crime laws. In making such recommendations, it is vital we understand the issues affecting different communities living in England and Wales. Where appropriate, we are guided heavily by the Equality Impact Assessment process to ensure that the recommendations we make to Government are grounded in the experiences of different communities.
Our diversity and inclusion strategy
Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy calls on every employee to take responsibility for creating a workplace that celebrates our diversity and values it as essential to our success.
This strategy is our commitment to building a culture where everyone feels they belong and fostering a workplace that is representative of the community we serve.
Our goals are:
- To create a more diverse workforce across all levels of the organisation.
- To create a workplace where everyone feels included and valued.
- To use our position to help people from those communities under-represented in the law to pursue a legal career.
- To ensure our law reform recommendations are grounded in a strong understanding of the different experiences of communities across England and Wales.