WILSON Browne Solicitors is committed to equality in the workplace; championing flexibility in both its working hours and number of part time staff, together with having long since shattered any perceived glass ceilings based on gender. Currently, 50 per cent of the current Board of Management are women that are less than full time.
It has now widened its recruitment approach by becoming a Disability Confident employer. The scheme developed by the government aims to help successfully recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions.
Nearly seven million people of working age in the UK are disabled or have a health condition. Historically, there has been a significant gap between the proportion of disabled people employed compared with non-disabled people.
The new scheme enables employers to challenge attitudes and increase the understanding of disability while ensuring disabled people have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
Wilson Browne Chairman Kevin Rogers said: "Being involved with Disability Confident is a unique opportunity to lead the way in our community and help make a substantial contribution towards the disability employment gap. Taking care of employees is important as they are the ones that take care of the business. We recruit and retain the best people, to give the best service, regardless. We'll help our staff when needed, but mostly the need is to be treated equally and fairly, so that's what we do."
For more information, contact Wilson Browne Solicitors on 0800 088 6004 or visit www.wilsonbrowne.co.uk