Discrimination in the workplace
It is unlawful to treat an employee less favourably because of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or believe, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity.
Both employers and employees can be held responsible for their actions if they discriminate against a person.
There are different types of unlawful discrimination and they are:
- Direct discrimination
- Indirect discrimination
- Discrimination arising from disability
- Gender reassignment discrimination
- Pregnancy and maternity discrimination
- Failure to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people
We can assist businesses in the introduction and implementation of policies to promote equality in the workplace and also advise on how to handle complaints and grievances relating to discrimination. We will guide you through the procedures that need to be followed to ensure the matter is dealt with promptly and fairly and to reduce the risk of any claim escalating to the Employment Tribunal.
If a complaint cannot be resolved and it leads to an Employment Tribunal claim then we are very experienced in dealing with the entire range of discrimination claims.
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The Employment Team
Stuart Snelson Partner
Employment 01908 689318Stuart is Head of the Employment Department and has over 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of employment and pensions law. His partner led service provides practical and commercially focused advice to a wide range of local, national and international clients on the whole range of work related matters.
Paula Stuart Partner
Employment 01908 689345Paula has over 20 years’ experience practising employment law and provides clear and practical advice to all clients in all aspects of employment matters. Paula also delivers bespoke seminars to clients to meet their specific training needs. Recent courses include ‘The Essentials of Employment Law’ and ‘Best Practice when Managing Redundancies’