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GEL Stands Against Racial Injustice

by | Aug 31, 2020 | Firm News

Gilbert Employment Law, P.C., stands in solidarity with those outraged and grieving following the recent murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, Nina Pop, Steven Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and countless other victims of police brutality. Each of them should be alive today. As a law firm dedicated to fighting for civil rights, we affirm our support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the quest for justice long overdue.

Being Black in America should not result in disproportionate targeting by law enforcement, or any of the many forms of discrimination that are directed at Black people, including discrimination in employment. Nobody should have to live in fear of being killed by police, and nobody should have to mourn the loss of a loved one due to violence from those who are meant to protect and serve them.

At Gilbert Employment Law, we are committed to supporting our Black employees, Clients, and local communities during this increasingly difficult time, made ever more so due to a global pandemic that is disproportionately affecting Black and Brown communities. In order to take actionable steps towards progress, we pledge to audit our hiring paths to ensure that we are meeting our responsibilities to communities affected by 400 years of systemic racism in this country. We support our employees who engage in civic engagement that is meaningful to them, including the provision of additional paid leave to our employees to allow for such engagement. We pledge to explore and propose charitable donation strategies, socially responsible divestiture, and contract sourcing in furtherance of civil rights and social responsibility.

We welcome feedback from our clients and our colleagues in the civil rights community on how we can serve as better allies to all those marginalized by inequality. Today and always, Gilbert Employment Law stands in solidarity with the fight for justice and freedom for all.