Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing
At RWK Goodman we are committed to creating and embedding a dynamic and inclusive culture where colleagues can thrive and achieve their full potential. We use our shared knowledge and experiences to support our colleagues and provide the best service to our clients and communities, serving them with empathy and authenticity.
ED&I Steering Group
Our ED&I steering group is a key part of our culture, helping to drive our ED&I Action Plan and empowering our people to thrive at work and achieve their potential, while recognising that we are individuals and not one size fits all.
The steering group is made up of colleagues from across our regions and all levels of our business, with a shared passion for shaping our ED&I journey. Together, we are committed to:
- Strengthening diversity across our business
- Providing channels to ensure employee voices are heard
- Developing management and leadership capability so we can embed best practice into our day-to-day processes and decision making
- Embedding working practices to promote healthy lifestyles and support work life balance
- Events celebrating Pride, Mental Health Awareness Week, Disability Week, National Inclusion Week, Black History Month, International Women’s Day, International Men’s Day and more
- Voluntary introduction of pronouns to email signatures
- 9 Mental Health First Aiders
- Guaranteed interviews for disabled candidates meeting minimum criteria
- Proactive conversations around the wellbeing of our employees
We are second among UK Top 100 law firms for gender diversity
We are proud to be ranked by The Lawyer as second among UK Top 100 law firms for gender diversity.
We’re also signed up to the Women in Law Pledge, created by The Law Society, the Bar Council of England and Wales and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives; helping to drive gender equality to eliminate gender discrimination in the legal industry.
Supporting Diverse Talent
Our ED&I Action Plan focusses on embedding inclusion and diversity across all aspects of our work and culture, including increasing ethnic representation and creating a diverse talent pipeline.
As part of this commitment, we are proud to partner with Black Lawyers Matter and the 10,000 Black Interns Programme to help provide opportunities for diverse talent in the legal sector. Find out more here.
"We are all subject to prejudices and assumptions which may have little grounding in reality but nevertheless influence our attitudes and shape our behaviours. By recognising them for what they are, we can begin to lessen their impact."
Bringing your whole self to work
We live by our values, creating a culture where colleagues feel comfortable being themselves.
As part of our ED&I calendar of events, each year we host a variety of activities to celebrate Pride and mark key LGBTQIA+ events to continue to educate and raise awareness at all levels about issues faced by LGBTQIA+ people at work.
We are proud to have achieved Level 2 Disability Confident Employer Status, as part of a government led scheme to create a diverse working environment. We believe that we are strongest when we recruit from the widest pool of talent, and that means ensuring that our workspaces are appropriate for all.
Our long-established work in the field of personal injury and clinical negligence means that we constantly work with, and for people, with a range of life changing injuries. We are committed to making sure that all the different abilities of our staff are supported, and in doing so creating a more diverse and effective organisation that contributes positively to society.