LOSA Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Preamble of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct (the rules governing the legal profession) states “a lawyer, as a member of the legal profession, is a representative of clients and an officer of the legal system with special responsibility for the quality of justice.”
Consistent with that responsibility, the LOSA believes that including individuals from populations historically under-represented in the legal profession, whether as attorneys, support staff, or sub-contractors, is a just practice.
With those beliefs in mind, the Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC (“LOSA”) will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status, and will undertake programs of affirmative action to ensure that minority group members and women are afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination, and shall make and document its conscientious and active efforts to employ and utilize minority group members and women in its work force on State contracts.
Further, is shall be a practice of the LOSA to state in all solicitations or advertisements for employees that all qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.
Further, at the request of a client, the LOSA shall request each employment agency, labor union, or authorized representative of workers with which it has a collective bargaining or other agreement or understanding, to furnish a written statement that such employment agency, labor union, or representative will not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status and that such union or representative will affirmatively cooperate in the implementation of the proposer’s obligations. Such request and resulting commitment shall be noted in any letter of engagement or retainer letter, and routine reports of compliance shall be provided to the requesting client.
An finally, pursuant to Article 15 of the Executive Law (the “Human Rights Law”), all other State and Federal statutory and constitutional non-discrimination provisions, the LOSA and any sub-contractors will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, and shall also follow the requirements of the Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.