Workplace discrimination legislation (the Equality Act 2010) protects employees with ‘protected characteristics’ from unfair treatment. Protected characteristics include gender, marital status, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and age.
There are four forms of discrimination at work (six in the case of disability discrimination in the workplace):
Our specialist solicitors can advise on best practice with regards to employment discrimination law. We can help you create and implement an effective equality and diversity policy and train your managers in employment discrimination law. We also help with alleged cases of discrimination in the workplace. Our lawyers and our team of HR consultants can help you handle a fair investigation, disciplinary or grievance process. We also offer services from trained mediators to try and resolve the matter without having to face costly and time-consuming Tribunal proceedings.
If proceedings are issued against you or your company, we can defend these proceedings and, if necessary, represent you at the Tribunal.