At Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, we recognise that our talented and diverse workforce is key to our success. Our high professional standards are a reflection of the quality and skill of our employees. We recognise that each employee brings their own unique capabilities, experiences and background to their work. The diverse capabilities of our workforce is what positions Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers to deliver high quality, tailored services to our diverse range of clients.
We recruit people from all backgrounds. We believe that diversity encompasses different ethnicity, gender, language, age, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, physical and mental ability, experience and education. We believe embracing such diversity assists us fulfill our mission to provide client service to the highest professional standard, to be responsive and innovative when faced with challenges and to be able to do so in a satisfying and rewarding workplace.
The firm is committed to seeking and retaining high calibre employees and that all employees are entitled to come to work in a safe environment, where differences are respected. Our policies reflect our commitment to providing a workplace that allows staff to work together in a satisfying, rewarding and collaborative environment where they will be treated fairly.
We provide our employees with opportunities for career progression through fair, merit-based evaluation. Remuneration is performance-based and is not subject to bias based on gender or any other characteristic.
We offer a number of flexible workplace initiatives aimed at supporting staff in obtaining a healthy balance between their work and personal responsibilities. We recognise that flexibility is important at particular times in life.
We understand that our people have changing needs during different life and career stages. We have a number of leave options available to assist staff manage those changes including parental leave, leave without pay, career break leave, and community service leave.
In addition, the firm supports an open forum for discussion in the form of an Internal Diversity Group and a policy of open communication in the workplace. We offer regular internal and external learning and development opportunities, an employee education assistance program and mentoring programs. We also contribute to the community through our support for charities and disadvantaged groups.