Equality & Diversity Policy

We are committed to avoiding discrimination and promoting equality & diversity.  Harris & Harris has signed up to The Law Society Diversity and Inclusion Charter as a public statement of commitment and a framework for action.

The Partners will run our business and everyone who works at Harris & Harris will carry out their role in a way that supports this.

  • All clients, job applicants, employees, partners and third parties receive equal treatment regardless of disability, age, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation, race, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, or gender reassignment.
  • We will encourage equality of opportunity and respect for diversity
  • We will not discriminate unlawfully, or victimise or harass anyone, in the course of our professional dealings
  • We will provide services to clients in a way that respects diversity
  • We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure that disabled clients, employees or managers are not placed at a substantial disadvantage compared to those who are not disabled, and we will not pass on the costs of these adjustments to them
  • Our approach to recruitment and employment encourages equality of opportunity and respect for diversity
  • Complaints of discrimination will be dealt with promptly, fairly, openly, and effectively
  • Staff will be trained to recognise and comply with this commitment
  • Diversity within Harris & Harris will be surveyed bi-annually (or in accordance with the SRA requests), and the results published where appropriate.