Crown’s approach to diversity and inclusion ensures that the workplace remains a dynamic, positive environment where all employees feel valued in their role, and are comfortable and confident in bringing their whole self to work every day.
Crown’s diversity and inclusion strategy focuses on people and encompasses several programs including the Indigenous Employment Program, CROWNability, Crown Pride and Gender Equity.
Crown’s commitment to an inclusive community continues to progress through the development of the Crown Pride Action Plan. Supported by an established LGBTIQ+ Steering Committee framework and built on a foundation of positive Australian Workplace Equality Index results and in partnership with Pride in Diversity, the development of the Crown Pride Network represents the next significant step in delivering a workplace where Crown employees can confidently and comfortably bring their whole selves to work.
In November 2018, Crown extended its domestic violence support to employees though uncapped paid leave for full-time and part-time employees experiencing domestic violence and uncapped unpaid leave for casual employees.
Crown’s work in Gender Equity also presented an opportunity to expand its program to support employees in their personal lives. In February 2018, the Family Support Network launched at Crown, and further network events were held during the 2019 financial year. Crown Melbourne’s Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Employee Network is also currently developing a strong framework to further support Crown employees from varying backgrounds.