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Holding Redlich recognised as Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for 14th consecutive year

16 March 22 - Media Release

National law firm Holding Redlich today announced it has been recognised by the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. The recognition marks Holding Redlich’s 14th consecutive year with the citation, one of the longest for an Australian professional services firm.

The citation was awarded following a successful submission process that showcased the firm’s comprehensive gender equality strategy and its implementation across Holding Redlich’s staff recruitment, training and development, promotion, pay equity and flexible working processes.

Since the firm’s previous submission in 2019, it has made strong progress that includes increasing female representation at partner and manager level, investing in the professional growth of female lawyers and launching a new Flexibility Policy. Under the Policy, the firm offers its people flexible location, flexible hours, flexible leave and flexible dress.

The firm has also re-launched its Parental Leave Policy, increasing the amount of leave available to primary and secondary carers and offering full superannuation payments for the first 12 months of parental leave for primary carers.

Holding Redlich’s National Managing Partner, Ian Robertson AO, said the citation reflects the firm’s long-term commitment to ensuring all employees have equal access to leadership and career opportunities, equal pay and supportive working arrangements.

“I’m very pleased to see that 14 years after receiving our first citation, Holding Redlich’s long-term commitment to gender equality is still being recognised by a leading Australian Government agency.

“The progress we have made in 2021 has been significant and includes increasing female representation at the partner and manager level. Of the five partner promotions the firm made in 2021, four of these were women,” Ian said.

WGEA’s Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation recognises Australian organisations that uphold gender equality as an integral component of workplace and business practices and are taking action toward improving gender equality outcomes. Renewable every two years, the WGEA citation requires a successful comprehensive submission that details the company’s strategies and progress in areas of training and development, recruitment, staff promotion, employee pay equity, flexible working and resignations.

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