Discrimination

Discrimination

Have you received a claim for Discrimination from an employee?  Do you need expert help to fight it?

If an employee feels that he or she has been discriminated against, the situation can potentially have serious consequence for your business. Discrimination legislation is complex and, in theory, without a limit on the amount that can be awarded to a successful claimant, employers risk facing significant financial exposure. The publicity surrounding these claims can badly damage an employer’s reputation, particularly for larger employers.  It is therefore critical that these highly sensitive cases are dealt with properly from the outset.

For an individual who finds himself or herself on the receiving end of discriminatory treatment, the experience can be very traumatic.

Under the Equality Act 2010, employees can bring claims on the grounds of Age, Disability, Gender reassignment, Race, Religion or belief, Sex, Sexual orientation, Marriage/civil partnership and Pregnancy/maternity.

We are specialists at advising both employers and employees on discrimination law, whether it is discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief, or age. 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 would like to talk in confidence to one of our experienced solicitors or have any questions then please call us on 01268 240000 or email us at employment@palmerslaw.co.uk.

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