Lawyer Monthly - November 2022

Special Feature The use of gendered language in documentation has persisted in the legal space to a greater extent than most sectors. While viewed by some as harmless, this can have a deleterious effect on both clarity and a firm’s image. Rafie Faruq, co-founder and CEO of Genie AI, examines current efforts to enshrine gender-neutral language in legal contracts and how firms can tap into these efforts to create a more inclusive environment for clients and employees alike. The wording of legal contracts, by outlining concepts like workplace policies, workers’ rights and contractual obligations, is a fundamental basis for setting the tone for the workplace environment. How to Drive Greater Employee Inclusion Through Legal Contracts 36 LAWYERMONTHLYNOVEMBER 2022

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