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Discrimination

Did you know you could personally be liable for acts of discrimination instead of the employer?

Discrimination based claims are on the rise lead to costly settlements, high-profile departures of senior management, expensive litigation, loss of productivity, damage to reputation, an adverse effect on employee and customer relations and steep declines in share prices.

The costs of mishandling an allegation of discrimination can be catastrophic.

How we can help?

Avoid the expense, damage and seek advice from one of our specialist solicitors as soon as you become aware of any discrimination allegation. It is possible armed with some initial strategic advice to save off a crippling claim.

We are experts in helping our clients deal with discrimination allegations internally as part of a grievance process or through a tribunal claim efficiently and cost effectively. We Have helped many employers over the last 11 years and use our wealth of experience and specialism to provide our clients with an edge.

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The protected characteristics

The Equality Act prohibits discrimination and harassment on the following protected characteristics:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation

Unlawful discrimination against job applicants and employees

Employers are prohibited from discriminating against job applicants based on any of the protected characteristics. Unfortunately, employers are routinely caught out when an applicant queries their rejection and can sometimes struggle to demonstrate a legitimate reason for the rejection. Its vital to ensure policies are in place which govern the application and recruitment process which ought to be documented.

Thinking about reviewing your recruitment process or are unsure where to start?

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