The risk of a discrimination claim fills most employers with dread. Discrimination claims can be costly for businesses as awards are uncapped. Breaches of discrimination legislation can, therefore, have serious financial implications for your business.
It is critical that employers are aware of the risks of discrimination in the workplace and that they manage any such risks appropriately. We can advise you on these risks and help you manage any discrimination issues that do arise.
It is unlawful for an employer or any of its employees to discriminate against another employee or worker because of their:
- Pregnancy or maternity
- Sexual orientation
- Religion or belief
- Marriage or civil partnership
- Gender identity or reassignment
Unlike unfair dismissal claims, there is no requirement for a minimum length of employment service to bring such a claim, and it is not only employees who are protected. Discrimination claims can even be brought against potential or prospective employers, where the discrimination has occurred as part of the recruitment process or by ex-employees who claim a poor reference was an act of victimisation.
What Joelson Can Do For Your Business
Joelson is based central London and serves employers throughout the London and the UK in discrimination related matters. Our top-ranked solicitors can guide you through the minefield of discrimination legislation, working with you to reduce the risk of claims against your organisation.
Our London discrimination solicitors work closely with employers to give the best possible protection to your business, including its directors and staff, who can also be sued individually for discrimination at work. We can provide management training on diversity.
We have extensive experience in successfully defending discrimination claims on behalf of our employer clients. We also act for employees in such claims, and therefore have a unique insight into the tactics which will be used against you.
We understand that discrimination claims can be stressful and challenging for those involved and we handle such matters sensitively. Our solicitors can assist employer clients with discrimination disputes when they occur during recruitment, in the workplace or following termination of employment.
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