Commitment To Diversity
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Merit Advocates, LLC, understands that a truly great company is only as strong and effective as the people who work within it.
We wholeheartedly believe that our success is the direct result of a dedication from within to promote a workforce that reflects the community we both serve
Toward that end, we are committed to fostering an environment that is both richly diverse, and one that continues to attract and embrace the best and brightest
minds. We will always strive to create a dynamic atmosphere in order to consistently generate fresh ideas and perspectives.
It is our mission to encourage growth and rewarding performances from everyone in our organization.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual
orientation or preference, age, religion, creed, disability, condition of pregnancy, marital status, physical disability, veteran status, political affiliation, or
any other factor protected by law or reasonable standards.
Diversity has enriched the business community in every segment of the globe, promoting underlying themes of tolerance and respect.
However, the concept of diversity is not uniform. we are aware of and acknowledge the cultural differences that shape varying conceptions of diversity as
they manifest in law and in business. Our vision for diversity incorporates and provides for all such differences in the very spirit of the concept itself.
A culture of inclusiveness
Our diversity vision starts with cultivating an environment that is inclusive of all employees.
Individual differences present us with opportunities to examine business issues from varying perspectives.
Incorporating these different viewpoints gives us greater agility and room to grow.
To effectively compete in a crowded marketplace of law firms, we believe in the strength of a unified team fully engaged in meaningful work.
Our firm believes in diversity in both thought and experience because it helps us lead in every aspect of our work.
We encourage a creative, diverse environment marked by an unwavering respect for the individual and his or her background.
By doing so, we know the best ideas will surface from anywhere within our organization.
Fairness in hiring
We are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities,
nothing more and nothing less. Our staff is comprised of enthusiastic, innovative self-starters who thrive in a fast-moving, creative environment.
If you are talented, highly motivated, exceedingly hardworking and passionate about your skill-set, then we want to hear from you.
Since our founding, we have demonstrated a steadfast and ongoing commitment to people and to fair employment practices.
As we have grown and expanded in the suburbs of Chicago, our work force naturally has become more diverse.
We believe this diversity helps the firm realize its full potential. Recognizing and developing the talents of every individual brings new ideas to the fore.
The firm benefits from the creativity and innovation that results when our people who have different experiences, perspectives, and cultures work together.
This is what drives innovative ways of solving problems and high performance.
We always have believed that a well-managed, diverse work force expands our base of knowledge, our skills, and cross-cultural understanding.
That, in turn, enables us to understand, relate, and respond to our diverse and changing clients.
Our overall commitment is reflected in our diversity and inclusion philosophy.
If you have a question or wish to discuss a possible violation of the guidelines outlined on this page, please contact us.
We take seriously every inquiry and will reply in timely manner.
If you are not comfortable with the response you receive, we encourage you to contact our human resources director or our office of ethics and compliance.