Queensland Law Society

Dignity at Work Charter

The Queensland Law Society’s Dignity at Work Charter below was originally developed by Geraldine Neal, Consultant, and adapted with permission. Its aim is to encourage legal practices to actively promote equality, diversity and workplace dignity.

The Society sees the Charter as being a short, succinct and easily understood document that clearly states what individuals can expect from their legal practice colleagues and employers and what they can do if they have concerns.

We encourage legal practices in Queensland to adopt the Charter and provide a copy of it to all principals and employees – helping to set the scheme for what should be a harmonious, respectful and professional relationship workplace.

We consider that the adoption of the Charter is likely to assist in the development of healthy workplaces where employees are protected from unacceptable behaviours such as discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying at work.