Trowers receives top 100 employers recognition in Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

22nd January 2019, 4:15 pm

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has secured 83rd place in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2019 and awarded a place inside Stonewall’s top 100 employers list.

The firm, which has a Manchester office, is part of the list that recognises the UK’s best employers for their outstanding efforts to create an inclusive workplace for their lesbian, gay, bi and trans employees.

Suzanne Benson, Partner and head of the firms Manchester office commented:

“We are extremely proud that our firm has moved up to 83rd place in the Stonewall Equality Index and it is great to be amongst others in our region; such as The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. We are a firm that champions the importance of diversity and we believe individuals should be able to be themselves at work and we promote this through our ‘TrowersIncludes’ networks. This result is testament to the success of what we are doing and a great way to start 2019.”
The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index is Britain’s leading good practice forum on sexual orientation in the workplace. The programme includes an annual benchmarking exercise to measure progress businesses make in being diverse employers. It rates organisations on the actions they take, from staff training to profiling role models, that help create a workplace – and so a world – where LGBTQ+ people are treated with dignity and respect.

Each company included in the table must demonstrate their progress in around ten areas of employment policy and practice, such as on senior leadership and how well they have engaged with the LGBT community.

Over the last three years the firm has moved up the Stonewall ranking by 249 places.

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