Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy

Boardman Clark is committed to creating a workplace culture that values Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We strive for an environment built on positivity and productivity. We strive to be a place where all employees feel welcome regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, physical abilities, religious beliefs, economic status and political beliefs. We strive to be a firm where everyone is treated fairly. 

Understanding that each employee is unique is not enough. Celebrating those qualities that make each employee an asset to the firm will allow each employee to bring their whole self to work and allow Boardman Clark’s culture of diversity to evolve. Having a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive workplace reduces employee turnover, improves employee engagement and leads to a workforce that better reflects the diverse communities we serve. 

Boardman Clark supports and encourages active participation by its employees in learning and service opportunities, both inside and outside of the workplace, in order to gain a better understanding and respect for the many differences in our community. 

It is essential for every employee to understand and respect the many differences, cultures and backgrounds of people in our firm and in our community. All employees play an important role in maintaining a discrimination and harassment free work environment and must treat everyone with dignity, respect and professionalism. Attorneys and managers have a responsibility in leading the way to ensure that the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts are widely integrated into the culture of the workplace. 

We will foster a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for all employees. We will also strive to create an environment in which all employees may share diverse viewpoints in a respectful, civil, and empathetic way. We believe that such an environment empowers those within our firm not just to listen but also to understand and appreciate diverse viewpoints. 

Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated at Boardman Clark.