Commitment to Diversity
Reid and Riege is committed to diversity in the workplace, in the community and in serving our clients.
This commitment is reflected in our dedication to:
- participating as members of and on boards of organizations that share our commitment to diversity
- sponsoring and attending programs hosted by various community organizations that address diversity issues
- evaluating, communicating and resolving concerns to accomplish diversity goals
- recruiting diverse attorney candidates
Reid and Riege recognizes the benefits of having a diverse workforce, including how it enables us to provide quality legal services to our clients. The firm is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or in any of the terms and conditions of employment. Our employment practices are not influenced or affected by: race; gender; age; ancestry; national origin; religious creed; color; sexual orientation; gender identity; past or present history of mental disability; physical, learning or intellectual disability; marital status; civil union status; parental status; veteran status; or political affiliation.
In an effort to promote diversity, the Diversity Committee works cooperatively with employees to provide an accepting, understanding and inclusive work environment. The firm appreciates that its employees have different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, opinions, abilities and personal qualities that contribute to a diverse work environment.
Reid and Riege has a Women’s Alliance group, comprised of the firm’s female attorneys, that provides a networking forum for women inside and outside the firm. The Alliance brings together women from diverse backgrounds, experiences and industries and allows them to establish valuable, long-standing, professional and personal relationships.
The firm supports and values the contributions, dedication and leadership of veterans. We believe that veterans bring these qualities and their experience to our business as employees and business associates. Their drive and skills help to make Reid and Riege a successful business. We employ a number of veterans and we are honored to provide support to organizations that work to assist veterans, including the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center.
Reid and Riege is proud of its 20 year affiliation with HARC, Inc., founded in 1951 to serve people with intellectual and related disabilities. We value our participation in HARC’s Supported Employment Program. The partnership provides us with a team of trained workers who perform a wide range of entry level tasks and are supervised by a full-time job coach.
The firms acknowledges the importance of mentoring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are dedicated to strengthening our diversity levels in order to service clients more effectively.
Reid and Riege works with a variety of organizations in the community that also promote acceptance, understanding and diversity.
A sampling of the organizations to which the firm has provided support, or in which attorneys are actively involved, includes:
- Asian Pacific American Bar Association
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford
- The Bridge Family Center
- Center for Children’s Advocacy
- Connecticut Diversity & Leadership Conference
- Futures, Inc.
- Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation
- HARC, Inc.
- Hartford H.E.L.P.
- Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity
- Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation
- National Conference for Community & Justice
- Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Polish American Foundation of Connecticut
- The Miracle League of Connecticut
- YWCA of the Hartford Region
Diversity Committee Members
Please feel free to contact a member of the Diversity Committee for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.