Rule B1.15: Diversity

1.15.1 You must not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation in your professional dealings with other lawyers, clients, employees or others.

1.15.2 Where you act in a managerial capacity or supervise others you must ensure that: 

(a) there is no unlawful discrimination in employment including recruitment, training, employment terms, promotion, advancement and termination of employment;

(b) those you manage or supervise do not discriminate unlawfully;

(c) you and those you manage or supervise, have appropriate awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding equal opportunities, unlawful discrimination, equality and diversity; and

(d) there is no unlawful discrimination in the provision of legal services, and that those to whom legal services are provided can access them in a manner most appropriate to their needs.

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