A Variety Of Experiences; A Commitment To Diversity
Lashly & Baer, P.C., is committed to promoting a professional work environment that provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, or any characteristic in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Lashly & Baer, P.C., complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.
The recent acts of racism and injustice have dramatically affected our county, and have impacted everyone at Lashly & Baer. We acknowledge that these issues of racial inequality are not new ones. Rather, we know that these problems are pervasive in our country. Lashly & Baer can state unequivocally that we denounces racism in all forms. Racism will not be tolerated in our building. And this is not just be a pledge within our four walls. There is no place for racism in the St. Louis community or in our country. We do not claim to have all of the answers. We do know, however, that sitting in silence right now is not acceptable, and will not be our answer.
Towards this end, Lashly & Baer, P.C., has adopted equal employment opportunity programs and has a Diversity Committee in place to help educate our team members. Through written programs of specific result-oriented goals, each member of the firm and the firm’s management are charged with the responsibility to take effective action to achieve the objective of equal opportunity for all.
This policy applies to all employment practices, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, downgrades, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, firm-sponsored training and educational programs, and any other term and condition of employment except in those cases in which age, sex and the absence of handicap/disability may constitute a bona fide occupation qualification.
Lashly & Baer, P.C., expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Improper interference with the ability of the firm’s employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Lashly & Baer, P.C., further prohibits any form of retaliation against employees who complain of illegal harassment or discrimination.
Finally, Lashly & Baer, P.C., strives to recognize the worth of each individual based on his or her performance and contribution to the success of the firm.
Julie Z. Devine has been appointed director of the firm’s Equal Opportunity Programs and will report directly to the president, Lisa O. Stump, as well as to the firm’s board of directors, at regular intervals on the results of our Equal Employment Opportunity Programs. The firm’s Diversity Committee is led by attorney, Stuart J. Vogelsmeier.