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08 Dec 2016

Clayton Utz named a 2016 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality

Sydney, 8 December 2016: Clayton Utz is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), for the third consecutive year.

The firm is one of only 106 employers in Australia awarded the citation by WGEA in recognition of their active commitment to achieving gender equality in their workplaces.

Clayton Utz Chief Executive Partner (CEP) Rob Cutler said achieving the citation demonstrated the firm was on track with its initiatives to build an inclusive workplace culture.

"We see gender equality as fundamental to a sustainable and successful future for our firm, which is why we've made it a priority," said Rob. "We continue to look at new ways to ensure Clayton Utz is a workplace in which everyone has equal opportunity to thrive and succeed.  I'm proud of what we've achieved so far, and look forward to building on our efforts."

Key gender diversity and inclusion initiatives at Clayton Utz include a progressive and transparent flexible work policy (supported by a dedicated National Flexibility Manager), Lawyer and Shared Services Excellence Programs, a national gender initiative called Momentum which actively engages Clayton Utz women and men, clients and members of the business community in discussing and debating gender diversity and inclusion issues, an ongoing focus on gender pay equity, and a generous paid parental leave policy. This policy was further enhanced with effect from 1 July 2016 with the firm's commitment to paying superannuation on paid and the equivalent unpaid parental leave taken by employees, in an effort to address the gender gap in superannuation balances at retirement. 

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