Equity in Action: Reviewing Your Social Activities

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Have you reviewed your workplace social activities with an equity lens?

In this latest blog in our Equity in Action, we’ll discuss step two from our Six Steps to Make Your Legal Workplace More Equitable – reviewing your social activities. Many workplace social activities cannot be enjoyed by employees for various reasons including their race, gender, religious beliefs, family situation, and income.  

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Equity in Action: Amending Your Dress Code

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Do dress codes do more harm than good?

To begin our Equity in Action blog series, we’ll discuss step one from our Six Steps to Make Your Legal Workplace more Equitable – amending your dress code. Many dress codes aren’t inclusive of hairstyles, clothing, or makeup styles of different cultures or gender identities.

Let’s review two scenarios that you or your colleagues may find yourselves in:

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Conduct unbecoming: What should the Society do when it comes to social media gossip, posts and behaviour?

Robyn Schleihauf, NSBS Staff Lawyer, Early Resolution

As the public interest regulator of the legal profession, we receive concerns about lawyers’ conduct. With the rise of social media, we have increasingly received calls with concerns about what lawyers post online, whether it be on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or dating sites.

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Recap: Council in the Community with reachAbility

NSBS Council speaking with community members at November 22 event
Council & community member discussion at November 22nd Council in the Community event

NSBS Council hosted Council in the Community on Nov. 22 at the Halifax North Memorial Library.  Aside from giving members of the public insight into the operations of Council, the event, which was in partnership with reachAbility, was designed around promoting inclusion and accommodation within the legal profession.

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