Scotland is internationally regarded as one of the world’s friendliest countries and an indicator of this is its track record of equality. Scotland has been developing this for decades, particularly with regards to LGBT+ equality, from de-criminalisation of same-sex relationships to equal marriage.
We know that issues regarding discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation continue. As a law firm, we deal with discrimination claims on a regular basis, which means we are in a strong position to advise and assist clients in pursuing Employment Tribunal claims for financial compensation, against those who have discriminated against a person who may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (as well as other protected characteristics).
Our commitment doesn’t stop there. We follow our firm’s motto of ‘more than just’, and we know that it takes more than just law to advance equality in society.
On 17 May 2017, Jackson Boyd recognised the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), and we agree that it is the responsibility of all of us to promote equality in our society and legal system.
Jackson Boyd is an active promoter of diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunities employer, meaning we hire the best people for the job regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality, religious belief or physical ability. We support campaigns for equality, such as The Principles Campaign, led by Jackson Boyd trainee Drew McCusker in collaboration with The Law Society of Scotland.
Diversity is not a buzzword. It is a characteristic of a forward-facing firm committed to raising standards that benefit everyone in our society regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.
On IDAHOT, we recognise visible support for equality as one of Jackson Boyd’s principles.