Personal Injury

Proud supporters of the Armed Forces Covenant

Slater and Gordon is proud to have pledged its support by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. Here you can read more about the pledge and what it means to those it supports.

22 June 2022

Newsroom - Armed Forces Military

Slater and Gordon is extremely pleased to announce it's support of the armed forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant, becoming a forces-friendly employer, supporting employees as reservists and veterans and the wide range of unique skills and experiences they can bring to our business.

What is the Armed Forces Covenant?

The Armed Forces Covenant is a commitment from the Nation to treat those who've served in the armed forces fairly, with respect and understanding, ensuring they have the same access to services and products that any other citizen has.

It provides support for personnel, service leaders, veterans and their families in areas such as their education, career, finance, healthcare and housing.

To do this, it brings together single services such as the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Airforce, cadet forces, local Governments, charities, communities and businesses of all sizes to pledge their support.

What are Slater and Gordon pledging to do?

By signing the Armed Forces Covenant we're promising to uphold the key principals of the Covenant which are:

  • No member of the armed forces community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen
  • In some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate especially for the injured or bereaved

The ways in which we promise to uphold those key principals are by:

  • Promoting that we're an armed forces-friendly organisation to our staff, customers, suppliers, contractors and wider public
  • Supporting the employment of service spouses and partners; partnering with the Forces Families Job Forum and providing flexibility in leave for service spouses and partners before, during and after deployment
  • Supporting our employees who are reservists; granting additional paid/unpaid leave for annual training; supporting any mobilisations and deployment; and actively encouraging members of staff to become reservists
  • Supporting Armed Forces Day, Reserves Day, the Poppy Appeal, and Remembrance Day activities
  • Supporting armed forces charities with fundraising and supporting staff who volunteer to assist
  • Offering a discount to members of the armed forces community

Head of Serious Injury North, Matthew Tomlinson, says: “We're extremely proud to be a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant. As part of our commitment to service personnel, veterans and their families we will continue to develop partnerships with organisations who work with and support the armed forces community”.

If you would like to know how your business can become a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant simply visit the Armed Forces Covenant website for more information.

This article was correct at the time of publication.

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