Discrimination advice for employers
In the event that a discrimination claim is made against you, our expert discrimination lawyers based in Edinburgh and Glasgow will robustly defend your position.
In terms of the Equality Act, discrimination is unlawful where it is on the grounds of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion and belief. There is no limit on the amount of compensation that can be awarded for unlawful discrimination by an Employment Tribunal and a discrimination claim is a significant risk for employers in terms of costs, management time and reputational damage.
As well as advising on discrimination claims we also provide advice on day to day issues, such as absence management, which may have discrimination implications.
We also provide training for employers to assist with minimising the risk of a discrimination claim and to put you in the best position to defend a claim if one is raised.
Discrimination issues can be highly complex but we will cut out the jargon and provide you with clear, practical advice.If a discrimination claim has been made against you then we will advise you on prospects, financial exposure and strategy as well as representing you before the Employment Tribunal, if required.
Why choose Morton Fraser
Within our employment team we have a specialist discrimination team that have an excellent track record in successfully defending discrimination claims for clients. Where necessary however they will also help you to negotiate a settlement on the best possible terms.Our Employment Team is rated by both Chambers and Legal 500 as one of the best in Scotland.
We can provide employment protection and tribunal awards insurance cover.
Our approach to fees
We offer fixed fee packages for advising on discrimination issues including fixed fees for defending Employment Tribunal claims. If it is not possible to provide a fixed fee then we will provide a clear indication of the likely fee based on an agreed scope of work.