Gilbert + Tobin is proud to have been recognised for its commitment to gender equality for the 2021-2023 period, with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). The firm was listed as one of 120 Australian employers demonstrating best practice in driving progress towards gender equality for their employees. We have now held the citation since its inception in 2014. Employers with the citation are set apart from other organisation due to a range of factors, such as reporting and measuring their gender metrics in areas including pay, promotions and training as well as board representation. The citation drives change through ensuring citation holders are required to continuously improve gender equality outcomes through targets, policy and visibility of support for gender equality in the workplace to the benefit of all genders.
Gilbert + Tobin’s Managing Partner, Danny Gilbert said he was delighted to see G+T’s ongoing commitment to gender equality and diversity recognised alongside other leading organisations. “Our firm has a long and proud history of celebrating diversity and advocating for equality. We are honoured to continue to be recognised as a WGEA Employer of Choice and we remain committed to playing a leading role in achieving gender equality in Australia. While we are making good progress, we continue to look for ways to up the stakes in ensuring G+T is a place where we address economic inequality for women and embrace the future of work. Our flexible working arrangements and support structures include best-practice parental leave entitlements policies for women and men.”
In addition to being on track to meet gender targets, over the years, Gilbert + Tobin have introduced a number of other measures to assist working parents, including flexible parental leave over 24 months for both parents, seamless working from the office and remotely and an announcement in late 2021 where the firm will now provide for 26 weeks paid parental leave for either parent. These best-practice parental leave entitlements and flexibility options are amongst the best amongst legal employers.
Chief People Officer, Anna Sparkes noted, “Our commitment to diversity and inclusion has always been an integral part of our culture. Our Diversity Council have established the following principles: Firstly, we believe that diversity is powerful. It creates a safe place where everyone is valued and can contribute. In turn this means we understand and better engage with our clients and our community. Next, we expect our firm, in all of its parts, to be a safe, diverse and fun place to be – where our people are free to be themselves and are able to meaningfully participate. Finally, we are a community that enjoys celebrating the things that make us different as well as those things that we share in common.”