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Martin Searle Solicitors

Our Campaigns

Since Cate and I founded martin searle solicitors in 2004, we have campaigned to ensure access to justice on important issues such as equality and diversity. Our campaigns educate employers to be fair and to avoid inadvertently discriminating against workers, as well as advising employees to help them bring claims for unfair and discriminatory treatment.

Diversity Matters

Our campaign to stamp out Sex Discrimination in the workplace coincides with International Women’s Day on 8 March.

We run a free telephone advice surgery for employees and employers who want to find out about sex equality in the workplace and how to challenge discrimination.

We also run two virtual seminars. The first is on Sex Equality – Best Practice for Employers. This is aimed at employers keen to make their workplaces Best Practice and avoid discrimination. The second is on Sex Equality Rights in the Workplace – A Guide for Advisers and offers practical advice on sex discrimination to advisers who support employees and workers.

Our campaign is supported by relevant FAQs, case studies and factsheets for employees and employers covering sex equality rights at work.

Find out more about Diversity Matters.

Mind The Bump

Our yearly campaign to stamp out pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace has run ever since we founded martin searle solicitors in 2004. We have found that this type of discrimination has become more common, particularly during the pandemic.

We provide a free telephone advice line for both employers and employees concerned about workplace rights of pregnant women and women on maternity leave and employers responsibilities.

We also run a free seminar for employers on Pregnancy and Maternity Leave – Best Practice for Employers to educate owners as to their responsibilities. This year, we ran a free workshop for employee advisors and trade union representatives on Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination – A Guide for Advisers representing Employees and Workers.

The campaign is supported by providing useful information and infographics across our social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

We continually update our free factsheets, case studies and FAQs for employees and employers to provide clear and detailed guidance about pregnancy and maternity rights at work.

‘Mind The Bump’ won the Digital Media Campaign of the Year at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards in 2012.

Find out more about Mind The Bump.

Disability Matters

Our campaign to stamp out Disability Discrimination coincides with World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

We run a free telephone advice surgery for employees and employers who want to find out about the rights of disabled people in the workplace and how to challenge discrimination, including the failure to consider reasonable adjustments.

We also run two virtual seminars. The first is on Managing Ill Health and Disability – Best Practice for Employers in partnership with Community Works. This is aimed at charities and non-profit organisations. The second is on Disability Discrimination – A Guide for Advisers and offers practical advice on disability discrimination to advisers who support employees and workers.

Our campaign is supported by relevant FAQs, case studies and factsheets for employees and employers covering disability rights at work.

Find out more about Disability Matters.

#Metoo Matters – Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Our campaign to stamp out sexual harassment at work focuses on inappropriate conduct in the workplace and provides legal guidance to help employers make their workplaces a harassment-free environment. In 2016, the TUC found that over half of women had been sexually harassed at work.

Our campaign includes a free advice phone line for employees and employers who are concerned about sexual harassment at work and a free seminar on How To Avoid Sexual Harassment Claims In The Workplace. This outlines practical steps that companies can take to ensure that their workplaces are safe and welcoming places for all their employees. We also produce free website content in the form of factsheets, FAQs and case studies for employers and employees covering sexual harassment in the workplace.

Contracts and Handbooks Campaign

Our annual Contracts and Handbooks campaign provides the tools that organisations need to put in place robust and up to date contracts and policies. These ensure clarity and security to both the employee and employer.

Each January, our Employment Law Team provide a free half-hour telephone consultation service for employers and hirers on workplace contractual rights and policies and procedures. We also run a free seminar for employers and HR professionals on Everything You Need To Know About Contractual Terms and Policies. Our website showcases relevant case studies, factsheets and FAQs for employers covering contractual obligations and up to date policies.

To find out more about our campaigns, contact us today on 01273 609911, or email info@ms-solicitors.co.uk.

Martin Searle Solicitors, 9 Marlborough Place, Brighton, BN1 1UB
T: 01273 609 991 info@ms-solicitors.co.uk

Martin Searle Solicitors is the trading name of ms solicitors ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and is registered in England under company number 05067303.

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