Law Practice Management and Technology

The Bottom Line Volume 36, No 4, December 2015

Consistency is the Key to Fairness in the Law Firm Workplace

By Ed Poll, Esq.

This article originally appeared in Volume 32, Number 6 (December 2011)

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Law firms are not exempt from the legal requirements to operate a workplace free from discrimination. That means ensuring that characteristics other than an individual’s skills, experience and knowledge do not become factors in making employment decisions. However, firms by their traditional nature as partnerships are often highly subjective and personalized environments, in which employment decisions may be more arbitrary than the law allows. Consider your firm in light of the following and assess your potential risk of a violation.

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