LGBTQ+ at Clayton Utz
Clayton Utz is a member of Pride in Diversity (the Australian employer support program). Integral to our diversity and inclusion strategy is our LGBTIQ program which focuses on such things as fostering an LGBTIQ-inclusive culture within the firm, connecting with the broader LGBTIQ community, implementing best practice policies, training and education.
Our efforts have made a huge impact on the firm and our people. We are incredibly proud to be an AWEI "Platinum Employer" - the only law firm with this status. This is a testament to our dedication, drive and vision of an LGBTIQ-inclusive workplace.
We have a thriving ally program and firm-wide enjoyment and acknowledgement of key dates in the LGBTIQ calendar, such as IDAHOBIT and Wear it Purple Day. We host an annual LGBTIQ Women National Conference with our people and our clients – a unique event in the corporate sector.
Clayton Utz has been an active advocate on LGBTIQ inclusion through its Pro bono practice. Alongside this the Firm has actively advocated for marriage equality, and for the rights of transgender children, athletes who identify as transgender or gender diverse, and intersex people. In recent years, the Firm has followed closely the development of the Religious Discrimination draft legislation and provided guidance internally and externally on legal perspectives.