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Disability & Resilience

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Ashurst is an equal opportunities employer. We have a strong track record in providing the support that employees with disabilities require to ensure that they can perform their role as effectively as possible.

Our main aims are to:

  • provide staff with disabilities with the support necessary to place them on a level playing field;
  • ensure that the challenges faced by those with disabilities are acknowledged;
  • secure a working environment that supports disclosure of disability or resilience issues; and
  • support health and wellbeing as an integral part of our approach to business.

We understand that being open about a disability can be a difficult decision but by doing so it enables the firm opportunity to discuss what reasonable adjustments and support can be put in place to ensure that employees can perform to the best of their ability.

In recent years, there has been an increasing realisation of the critical importance of supporting mental health and wellbeing as well as good physical health. Ashurst is implementing a range of initiatives to help partners and staff maintain good mental health and support those experiencing mental ill health.

Our Wellbeing Program volunteers to be Wellbeing and Mental Health First Aid Officers. These Officers are intended to be a key resource for partners and staff to support and guide members of the firm who feel they need someone to talk to about their options or concerns regarding their own mental health or the mental health of their colleagues.  Formal training is provided to and on-going support ensures they remain abreast of best practice and feel supported in their roles.

Other initiatives include:

  • Mindfulness programs
  • Lunch and Learn programs such as sleep clinics and disability awareness workshops
  • Guest Speakers
  • Building knowledge and awareness through recognising key dates such as RU OK? Day


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