Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
This equality, diversity and inclusion policy sets out how all the companies within Penn Group (referred to as Penn Group or "us" or we in this policy) complies with the spirit and intentions of the law relating to equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion.
Penn Group is committed to diversity in the workforce to reflect the population as a whole and is further committed to equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion for all within Penn Group.
We are equally committed to equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion in relation to our clients and treating all our clients fairly.
Penn Group may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
How we collect the equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion information:
Annually, around September of each year we distribute unmarked copies of a questionnaire which all staff within Penn Group are invited to complete anonymously if they prefer.
Those forms are returned to our Information Management Officer (IMO) who then collates that data and enters the data into a summary page. That summary page is then approved by the directors and then published on the website. During the approval process, we as a Group look to see if there are any unusual clusters or whether our summary data indicates that we are not equal, diverse or inclusive enough etc.
Appropriate action is thereafter taken to remedy any anomalies by training and further monitoring. We do not positively discriminate at this stage but if our equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion policies and procedures start to cause us concern, we will review that policy decision.
Diversity in the workplace:
Penn Group has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values and places all its policy development in the context of the objectives of:
ensuring that all individuals who come into contact with Penn Group, whether as employees, clients or in any other capacity, are treated with dignity and respect,
ensuring that the opportunities Penn Group provides for learning, personal development and employment are made available on a non-discriminatory basis,
providing a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for employees, clients and visitors.
Penn Group seeks through all its policies and actions to be a genuinely inclusive group of companies and draws for this on good practice throughout the legal community and in the wider economy. The objective is to integrate the principles of equal treatment and promotion of diversity into all aspects of Penn Group.
Finding our more:
You may contact the Information Management Officer ("IMO") for more information on the process of data collation by:
a) emailing us at IMO@penngroup.co.uk; or
b) writing to us at Information Management Officer, Penn Group, 13 Austin Friars, London, EC2N 2HE.
How Do We Keep This Information Up To Date?
Penn Group will occasionally make changes and corrections to the above. If we believe that the changes are material, we’ll let you know by doing one (or more) of the following:
(1) posting the changes on our website site, or
(2) sending an email to you informing you about the changes; or
(3) writing a letter to you informing you about the changes.