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Sparke Helmore Lawyers is pleased to announce that it has once again been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

EOCGE is a leading practice recognition program designed to encourage and promote gender equality in Australian workplaces. This year, only 119 organisations across a range of industries received a citation.

"The EOCGE citation process is important because it’s a means of ensuring we remain focussed and on track for continual improvement. It’s wonderful to be able to demonstrate that our efforts to improve outcomes for women and men at the firm are continuing to have an impact," said Sparke Helmore National Managing Partner, Phillip Salem.

Sparke Helmore and other applicants were assessed against a number of criteria including leadership, learning and development, gender remuneration gaps, flexible working, employee consultation, preventing sex-based harassment and discrimination, and targets to improve gender equality outcomes.

Libby Lyons, WGEA Director said of this year’s citation holders: “This year, we strengthened the eligibility criteria by placing even greater emphasis on accountability, outcomes, evidence and internal reporting processes.

“We would like to congratulate all of our 2019-20 EOCGE citation holders for the extra effort and commitment it has taken to meet these additional rigorous requirements. All these organisations are at the forefront of the momentum for change towards gender equality in Australian workplaces. These industry leaders are showing other Australian businesses how to create a better and more equal future for both women and men”.

About Sparke Helmore

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover five key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 870 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.

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