Partnership with leading provider Fertifa offers personalised support, advice and guidance for the firm's UK-based colleagues

Osborne Clarke is investing in a number of new benefits to support the health and wellbeing of its people. The firm has partnered with leading benefits provider, Fertifa, to provide fertility, men and women's sexual and reproductive health and menopause advice and guidance in the UK.

Partners Matthew Edwards and Caroline Saul, champions of the firm's gender network, who play an important role in challenging the firm to live up to its inclusive values, commented on the new benefits:

"Whether it's challenges with starting a family, dealing with a health issue or going through the menopause, when you're experiencing these issues it makes a huge difference to know your firm will support you. That's why we're launching these new benefits, because we genuinely care about the wellbeing of our people and want them to have the best support available when they need it."

All Osborne Clarke's colleagues can now access personalised support, advice and guidance through the Fertifa service. This includes access to unlimited 1-2-1 clinical advice and wellbeing support through chat messaging and telephone support from Fertifa’s in-house clinical team.

The firm will also cover the cost of one nurse or doctor consultation per year for each employee and/or their partner. 

The same support and advice is available to men who might be concerned about erectile dysfunction or any other male reproductive health issue such as early detection of prostate or testicular cancer. Naturally, Fertifa is also an employee’s ‘front line support’ for any fertility journey – whether it’s egg or sperm freezing, IVF or other clinical treatment.

Supporting Carers

In addition to the Fertifa benefits, Osborne Clarke has strengthened support for parents and those with other caring responsibilities, through partnerships that are designed to offer practical help and guidance.

Osborne Clarke's colleagues in the UK will now have access to Carers UK's digital resources. The resources provide advice based on specific caring roles, information and support on health and wellbeing, financial planning and deepen their understanding of carers rights.

The Firm's partnership with My Family Care offers its people information, guidance and emotional and practical help in their day-to-day life as a working parent or carer. Colleagues can speak to an expert, access coaching and development and even book emergency care support with as little as two hours' notice.

Earlier this year, Osborne Clarke announced its OC50:50 Gender Action Plan targeting 30% women in partnership by 2025. The firm was also an early signatory of The Law Society's Women in Law Pledge, which was created in June 2019 to bring gender equality to the forefront of the conversation in the legal sector.

Being a responsible and ethical business and employer underpins Osborne Clarke's business strategy. The Osborne Clarke For Good framework is the firm's way of ensuring it is a good corporate citizen, a good employer and a good business. 

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