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The president of The Law Society of England and Wales tells WIPR why the time has come for the sector to tackle systemic racism, embrace targets and deal with the fallout of COVID-19.
“Organisations have a false sense of being diverse and inclusive when it comes to race because they have failed to recognise the differing experiences of different communities.”
Law firms have been vocal about their D&I efforts in 2020. What are the key issues that need to be addressed?
George Floyd’s death in 2020 and the Black Lives Matter protests have shone a bright light on the systemic racism and inequalities which exist in all aspects of our society. The legal profession is no exception. Racism in the workplace can be subtle and often manifests as unconscious bias.
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