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Disability

Inclusion & diversity

At Clifford Chance we believe everyone is entitled to the same equality of opportunity and experience.

No one should ever feel they can't be a full and equal member of the firm or society because of a disability. The breadth of wisdom and perspective that people with different life experiences can bring to our firm across the globe only makes us stronger and better at what we do.

However, to benefit from the perspectives of our people who have disabilities we have to constantly strive to deliver that equality of opportunity and daily experience for them.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

At Clifford Chance, we are committed to creating a truly inclusive workplace in which each and every colleague can thrive. That's why we are proud to be marking International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on 3 December, a day every year designed by the United Nations to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

For a second year we are joining PurpleSpace in their global movement #PurpleLightUp, which celebrates and draws attention to the economic contribution of the 386 million disabled employees around the world. In 2020, #PurpleLightUp will be bigger than ever before, through a 24-hour global broadcast with webinars, interviews, panel discussions and more. 

About IDPD

#PurpleLightUp

London, UK

In celebration of International Day of People with Disabilities in 2019, our London office took part in #PurpleLightUp by lighting the whole ground floor reception purple, as well as wrapping the reception desks in information about the internationally recognised day.

The day is designed to draw attention to the economic empowerment of people with disabilities, and calls on employees with disabilities, staff networks and allies to drive this social change movement within their own organisations.

About #PurpleLightUp

Disability Employment Awareness Month

UNITED STATES

In honour of Disability Employment Awareness Month in the US, we have teamed up with Pure Vision Arts (PVA) to showcase a selection of its resident artists, and bring you this digital exhibition.

Pure Vision Arts is an art studio exhibition space for artists with autism and other developmental disabilities. PVA's philosophy begins with the belief that the arts are not a luxury, but a necessity in a civilized society, and that all people regardless of their disability should have the opportunity to express themselves.

About PVA

Basketball with Rebound WA

Australia

To raise awareness of the importance of disability inclusion, 14 colleagues from our Perth office took part in a fun wheelchair basketball game hosted by Rebound WA, a charitable association assisting Western Australians living with physical disability to live more active lives. The team was made up of mostly non-wheelchair users.

About Rebound WA

Disability in workplace: Fadeia Hossian

Fadeia Hossian, Financial Regulation Lawyer at Clifford Chance, on why it is important for employers to support their staff.

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Enable

Enabling colleagues with a disability, long term injury or condition or workplace adjustment to thrive at Clifford Chance.

Our areas of focus

  • Raise awareness
  • Career development and opportunities
  • Workplace adjustments
  • Engagement

Clifford Chance Enable seeks to provide a safe, inclusive and open environment for colleagues to discuss their lived experience at Clifford Chance. We offer adjustments to the recruitment process to assist candidates with a disability and work with our people to consider adjustments to help them perform in their role.

We have active Enable groups in the UK and Australia, and we are looking to develop this to become a global network during 2021.

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