Equity and Diversity Policy
ZSA Legal Recruitment Limited, LexLocom Recruitment Limited and ZSA-X Recruitment Limited (hereinafter referred to as “ZSA”) are strongly committed to equal opportunities in employment. We welcome applications from all minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Out of ZSA’s 50 employees nationally, 35 are women, including 9 visible minorities. ZSA is committed to reflecting the diverse communities it serves and to practising co-operation, respect and openness with its employees, clients and candidates.
The main objectives of this policy are to eliminate barriers in the workplace, commonly known as systemic discrimination and to develop a work environment that promotes equity and diversity; to contribute to the achievement of ZSA’s business goals and client service; to embrace the spirit of equity and diversity when receiving applications.
This policy applies to all ZSA employees, including full-time, part-time, and temporary employees, persons acting on behalf of ZSA.
ZSA demonstrates its commitment to equity and diversity by providing a supportive work environment and corporate culture that welcomes members of designated groups. The Ontario Human Rights Code prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, age, sex, record of offences, marital status, family status, handicap, and sexual orientation. Under the Canadian Human Rights Act, it is against the law to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, colour, age, national or ethnic origin, religion, marital status, family status, disability, sexual orientation and a pardoned criminal conviction.
ZSA does not condone any form of discrimination. It endorses and embraces the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, which prohibit discriminatory practices. It is our objective to ensure that all employees have an equal opportunity to progress within our company. Equity and cultural diversity provides for the effective management of human resources and a representative workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. ZSA has undertaken the following measures to ensure employment equity and diversity in the workplace:
- • the appointment of its Human Resources manager to manage the equity plan and to implement and coordinate the employment equity plan and to implement and coordinate employment equity and cultural diversity initiatives internally and with external designated groups
- • creating and maintaining a workplace free from discrimination and intervene when discrimination problems arise
- • assist in investigations by assigning a co-investigator, reviewing results, making recommendations ensuring they are acted upon