Legislation prohibiting unlawful discrimination in the workplace has developed significantly. It is currently unlawful to discriminate against employees or workers on the grounds of:
- Sexual Orientation
- Religion and Belief
- Gender Reassignment
- Marital or Civil Partnership Status.
Unlawful discrimination can occur in all aspects of the employment relationship including; job advertisements, selection for interview, selection for promotion, whilst dealing with grievance or disciplinary issues and when dismissing and retiring employees.
In contrast to unfair dismissal claims, there is no statutory cap on the amount of compensation that an Employment Tribunal may award in cases where an employee is successful in a discrimination claim.
We can advise you on all aspects of discrimination law, ensuring that you are confident when dealing with all the issues that might arise.
We can review your business’ current policies and procedures and offer in-house training to key personnel to help minimise the risk of any discrimination claims arising. Further, we can help manage complaints and offer guidance on the merits of any claims.
Our team also offer step-by-step guidance to address discrimination complaints. Where appropriate, we can provide Employment Tribunal representation and assistance.