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POL003 Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Purpose

Law Image respects and values the diversity of its employees, customers and stakeholders. We view diversity as a strength and value individual differences. We are committed to creating an environment that allows our employees to bring their whole self to work confidently and discover their true potential.

We promote a no-barrier workplace where each individual is encouraged to take initiatives and are provided with learning opportunities to further their career.

Scope

This policy applies to all employees of Law Image Services (Aust) Pty Ltd.

Defining diversity and inclusion
Diversity describes the differences and uniqueness of all people. It covers skills, knowledge, experiences and perspectives of individuals and groups. It also refers to characteristics, such as cultural background and ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, language, education, professional skills, working style, location and life experiences. Diversity is also about the individual differences and acknowledging the unique blend of knowledge, skills, perspectives and personal characteristics such as disability, medical condition, carers’ responsibilities, pregnancy or potential pregnancy and any other characteristic of an individual.

An inclusive workplace values the diversity of all its employees, customers and stakeholders and upholds the right of every employee to be treated with respect and fairness whilst performing their work. An inclusive culture is one where everyone feels valued and respected and is able to fully contribute. It focusses on removing barriers and empowering people to contribute their skills and perspectives for the benefit of organisational performance and business outcomes.

Benefits of fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace

Law Image believes that diversity is key to fostering innovation. We understand that a diverse workforce provides new and better ways of operating, better processes, introduces new technology, improves efficiency and quality of service.

Law Image recognises that an inclusive culture is essential to unlocking the potential of a diverse workforce and that fostering diversity and inclusion results in

  • better engaged employees
  • continued innovation
  • talent retention
  • improved employee morale

Diversity and inclusion at Law Image

Law Image supports the following practices to foster diversity and inclusion.

  • Equal opportunity employer

In employing our staff, Law Image does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin, religion, mental or physical disability, marital status, family or carer’s responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction and social origin. Law image is committed to always making employment decisions solely based on merit.

  • Gender equality

Law Image is focused on creating a culture that values, promotes and benefits from gender diversity and equality. Law Image ensures equal rights and opportunities for all our employees and remunerates staff as per industry awards. We proactively seek to attract women talent, provide opportunities to women on career break, mentor and train potential women talent for leadership roles.

  • Inclusion

Law Image is committed to recognising and celebrating the diversity of the organisation by creating a work environment that values, respects and encourages a diverse range of views, knowledge and experience. This practice permeates our hiring and promotion process to ensure there is no intended or unintended bias or discrimination throughout to ensure that talent management decisions are made consistently, fairly and equitably across Law Image. Our inclusive practices also extend to our suppliers, vendors and all who have a working relationship with Law Image. We recognise that all people working in or visiting Law Images workplaces have the right to be treated with respect and fairness, and enjoy an environment free of discrimination, harassment, bullying and other unlawful behaviour.

Flexible work arrangements

Law Image understands the importance of providing flexible work arrangements for all employees to achieve the right balance between personal and work responsibilities. We are committed to creating a work culture that provides flexibility to our employees to achieve both their career and personal life goals. We believe that this approach will create the foundation to ensure our organisation is well positioned to attract and retain the best talent regardless of personal circumstances.

Diversity and inclusion committee: Law Image has an internal committee set up to monitor it diversity and inclusion practices and to report out on the activities to the board. This committee includes the head of corporate projects, innovation head, design head and operations head.

Reporting and compliance

The diversity and inclusion committee reports out on it activities directly to the board. The committee also rolls out training led by managers through formal and informal formats covering Law Image’s approach to diversity and inclusion, anti- discrimination, workplace harassment, bullying and equal employment opportunity.

The head of corporate projects has the responsibility of the internal auditor who conducts regular reviews of the processes involved in workforce recruitment, remuneration and performance management to assess the implementation of and compliance with this policy.

Review of diversity and inclusion policy

The diversity and inclusion committee along with the Law Image board will review and amend this policy from time to time as required and also present the updates to the board.

Supporting policies:  Our diversity and inclusion policy is supported by our employee handbook.

The employee handbook covers the following.

  • code of conduct
  • anti- discrimination
  • staff health and safety
  • leave policy
  • remuneration policy