Discrimination issues in the work place can be complex and there is potentially no limit on the amount that can be awarded to a successful claimant. Therefore, employers risk significant financial implications if allegations of discrimination are not dealt with efficiently.
Discrimination can take many forms including direct
. Our team of employment solicitors can advise both employers and employees on discrimination in the workplace; whether it is discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Tribunals are often unsympathetic to employers when it comes to Discrimination cases; however they appreciate that employers are not able to constantly look over the shoulder of their employees throughout the working week. They will therefore, look for evidence that reasonable and practicable steps have been taken to minimise Discrimination claims.
How We Can Help
We provide employers with the advice required to reduce the risk of claims, including help with providing appropriate policies for staff handbooks or contracts.
If you face an allegation of discrimination from an employee, we can recommend actions you can take to minimise the possibility of litigation. If needed, we will represent you at all stages of the dispute resolution process.
For further information on discrimination and to find out how we can help you, please contact our Employment Law Team on 01279 755777 or get in touch with Gary Smith, Partner in our Employment Team.