Leading Law Firm Maddocks has announced its membership in Australia's first and only not for profit employer support programme for all aspects of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) workplace inclusion, pride in diversity.

The program is a social inclusion initiative of NSW-based health promotion organisation ACON, and works closely with HR, diversity professionals and LGBTI Network Leaders in all aspects of LGBTI inclusion within the Australian workforce.

As a member firm, Maddocks benefits from the support of Pride in Diversity’s people in understanding the importance of LGBTI inclusion and to map out a strategy to enable the successful transition to best practice.

Pride in Diversity offers training and consulting services to assist organisations with all aspects of LGBTI workplace inclusion including policy review, setting up LGBTI employee networks, LGBTI strategy planning, stakeholder engagement, communications, and preparation for diversity accreditations.

Commenting on the firm’s membership, partner and diversity committee co-chair Alicia Albury offers, “At Maddocks, we acknowledge the importance of diversity and what it brings to our people and clients. To us, diversity means more than gender, age, disability or culture. The firm is delighted to have taken membership with Pride in Diversity, and we look forward to setting a clear path for ongoing support to our LGBTI employees.”

In 2014, Maddocks received citation from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice. This citation marked recognition from the group for the eleventh consecutive year.