Discrimination And Equality Advice

Key contact

Morton Fraser Senior Associate Sarah Gilzean
Sarah Gilzean
Sarah is a Partner in our Employment Law team.
0131 247 1157

All employment disputes can be challenging but discrimination in the workplace is particularly upsetting for anyone who experiences it. Discrimination is unlawful where it's on the grounds of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion and belief.

We have specialist discrimination lawyers working within our employment law team. Based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, we'll provide you with expert advice on any discrimination issues that arise, either during your employment or once your employment ends.

Benefits we bring to you

Within our employment team we have a specialist discrimination and equality team that has an excellent track record of successfully pursuing discrimination and equal pay claims for our clients. Sarah Gilzean leads our discrimination and equality practice and is one of only six discrimination experts in Scotland accredited by the Law Society of Scotland.

Although our discrimination lawyers are based in Edinburgh and Glasgow we are able to provide discrimination and equality advice over the telephone or via a video call throughout the UK.

Clear advice

Discrimination and equality issues are often complex but our straight talking employment lawyers will provide clear, practical advice to help you resolve the situation. If we need to bring a discrimination or equal pay claim in an Employment Tribunal we'll advise you on your prospects of success, the amount you might get and how best to present your claim. We'll also represent you before the Employment Tribunal, if necessary.

How we can help you

We have more Law Society of Scotland accredited employment law specialists than any other team in Scotland.  The team is rated by both Chambers and Legal 500 as one of the best in Scotland.

Our specialist discrimination team has the experience and track record to support you to bring a successful claim.  We've dealt with many discrimination and equal pay claims but we never lose sight of the effect that discriminatory treatment has on you as an individual.

Our discrimination team have been involved in some ground breaking discrimination cases over the years.  We can offer much needed support and advice to assist you in resolving the situation.

With many of our new clients coming to us via referrals the value we can add to the process is recognised by the clients that we have acted for in the past. You can see a selection of the many positive testimonials that we receive from our clients below.

Our approach to fees

As well as providing clear advice we guarantee that we will be transparent on costs.

We understand the importance of providing fee clarity and value for money.  In most cases we can meet with you and provide you with an assessment of your situation, including our view on your options and a recommendation, for a fixed fee.

We are also able to carry out Employment Tribunal work on a fixed fee basis. For further details see fixed fee employment advice.

Please note that we are not able to provide free advice nor do we work on a no-win, no-fee basis for this sort of advice.

Contact us

Please click on "Make an Enquiry" or "Contact Us" and send us your details.  We will then arrange for one of our Team to contact you as a priority to discuss you employment situation and to confirm a quote.  Alternatively, please contact Sarah Gilzean (0131 516 0595), Innes Clark (0131 247 1181) or Lindsey Cartwright (0141 274 1141) directly.