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.