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Diversity at Irwin Mitchell:
IM Able is the IM diversity group focusing on issues relating to disability and long term health conditions within the workplace.
Our vision is to make IM a place where everyone can flourish, irrespective of disability or long term health condition. We see our role as one of supporting colleagues with disabilities and long term health conditions to fulfil their potential within the firm.
IM Able’s focus is on a disabled person’s talents, their ability and the unique personal experiences they can bring to the benefit of the firm.
IM Able are also focusing on enabling line managers to better look after current and future members of their teams and to assist them with their career progression. We also recognise the particular challenges that are faced by colleagues who are carers for disabled family members, and support them in this task.
The group meet approximately every 6-8 weeks by video conference or conference call to discuss what they are doing to raise awareness of disability-related issues and talk about what they are planning for the future.
IM Equal is a group for LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and all other sexual orientations and gender identities) and ally employees.
The group, which is led by Birmingham based personal injury partner, Luke Daniels, meets every quarter via video conference between all the offices to discuss what has happened around LGBT+ events and awareness and to talk about what it coming up.
They get involved in events around the country, including Pride, Alternative Family Week, Stonewall Season and LGBT+ History Month. and work with charities and other companies. IM is listed in the Stonewall Equality Index for its diversity and is committed to constantly improving our ranking.
Firm Quote On Diversity:
It’s in our DNA to value people for who they are and what they bring. We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture where our people can flourish. We have a strong network to celebrate and support our colleagues, clients and communities covering sexuality, disability, age, gender, race , social background and culture. And, whilst the awards we’ve won indicate we’re on the right track, we’re passionate about continued progress. Our plans include increasing our efforts to attract, retain and develop diverse talent as well fostering an inclusive culture for all of our colleagues.