Discrimination & Equal Pay
If you believe you have been/are being discrimination in the workplace, it can be a distressing and isolating time.
Our Employment lawyers can guide you through how to address the discrimination whilst in employment and, if necessary, through pursuing a claim in the Employment Tribunal.
Discrimination comes in many forms and can be direct, indirect, harassment and/or victimisation. Current discrimination legislation protects the below characteristics:
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- race (colour, nationality, ethnic origins, national origins)
- religion and belief
- sex (gender)
- sexual orientation.
It may be that you are aware you are not the only aggrieved employee suffering discrimination from your employer. We are experienced in advising groups of employees suffering discrimination.
There are occasions where an employer can justify a discriminatory action or practice and our Employment team can advise if we consider your employer is able to defend their position.
We are increasingly receiving instructions from clients to advise them on their rights where they believe they have been discriminated against in the provision of goods, services or facilities. To deliver seamless advice in this area, we partner with our Specialist Disputes lawyers for such enquiries whilst ensuring that our client remains with one point of contact.