At Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP we believe that increasing the diversity at our firm enhances our ability to serve our clients and society more effectively and with greater creativity and innovation. We believe that increasing our diversity assists us in living up to the trust placed in us to serve our clients and society with competence and integrity. Accordingly, we are committed to diversity in all ranks of Fitch Even, including diversity in race, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical ability, and sexual orientation.
It is Fitch Even's policy to increase the employment, retention, and advancement of minority and women lawyers and staff. It is our policy to foster a work environment that allows minorities and women to thrive in advancing their legal careers. It is our policy to achieve a greater representation of minority and women partners and associates at Fitch Even, and to assist minority and women lawyers to develop rewarding business relationships, success, and leadership within our firm.
It is also our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Fitch Even does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, disability (including persons infected with the HIV virus or persons with AIDS), veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, weight, height, association with people protected under this policy, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.
This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs, and includes the provision that no employee shall harass any other employee on any of the bases listed above. If harassment is established, the offender, including firm partners, will be disciplined, up to and including discharge.
We are aggressively seeking to increase our diversity in all ranks of Fitch Even. The firm's Diversity Initiative Committee is charged with the responsibility of enhancing the hiring, retention, development, promotion, and leadership of minority and women lawyers. This committee includes representation from Fitch Even's Executive Committee and its minority and women attorneys.