Diversity and inclusion
We are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace, which attracts and retains the most talented people, provides rewarding careers and a supportive working environment. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion runs to the core of our values, against which all our staff are appraised annually.
Wiggin has adopted the Solicitors Regulation Authority anti-discrimination rule, code and model policy. This policy means every partner and member of staff is required to ensure equal treatment of partners, employees and job applicants irrespective of race, colour, religion or philosophical belief, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy or maternity, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status. Special responsibility for the practical application of Wiggin’s equal opportunities policy falls upon the partners and those involved in the recruitment, selection, promotion and training of employees.
We recognise that balancing family as well as professional commitments can sometimes be challenging. A particular recent focus has been how to support this, without compromising client service. As a result we have launched a revised flexible working program for all members of staff and rolled out a shared maternity/paternity leave policy which will help strike a balance between work and home life for new parents, whilst still ensuring we maintain excellent levels of client service.
We are also proud to have joined Stonewall’s Diversity Champion’s programme, the leading employers’ programme for ensuring all LGBT staff are accepted without exception in the workplace.