There are laws in place to protect you from discrimination at work. The Equality Act 2010 set out nine protected characteristics such as age, gender, race and religion.
If you’ve been discriminated against at work because of one of these characteristics, our employment law solicitors may be able to help you make a complaint and claim compensation.
Discrimination occurs when you’re treated unfairly because of your:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion and belief
- Sexual orientation.
We have years of experience in helping people who have been discriminated against at work. Whether you need help raising a complaint, going through your internal grievance process or you want to take your employer to court or the Employment Tribunal, you can rely on us to put your best interests first and fight your corner.
What Services Do We Offer?
You can contact us for advice about your rights and we’ll give you our expert view. If you then decide you want to take things further, we’ll help you. We can:
- Support you when making an informal complaint or going through your employer’s grievance process
- Negotiate with your employer to help you reach an amicable settlement or severance package
- Issue proceedings and represent you at the:
- Employment Tribunal
- Employment Appeal Tribunal
- Court of Appeal
- Supreme Court
- County Court or High Court.
Who Can We Help?
We have years of experience in helping senior executives and professionals who have been discriminated against at work.
Discrimination can be direct or indirect. Direct discrimination is when you alone have suffered discrimination relating to one of the protected characteristics such as race or gender. Indirect discrimination is when an organisation-wide practice affects you because of one of these characteristics and your employer cannot justify the practice.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re being discriminated against directly or indirectly. We have the expertise needed to help you achieve justice.
Discrimination claims can be more complex if you’re a senior professional, executive or director. Our team specialises in these cases. We know that it’s important to protect your reputation as well as help you seek compensation.
It doesn’t matter how big or small your employer is. We’ll help you fight for the right result. Our team has helped people from a range of sectors and industries, including financial services, legal and healthcare.
Why Choose Us?
Discrimination is often motivated by a desire to push you out of the workplace and force you to leave. This can be a stressful and frightening experience. With our experienced solicitors in your corner, you’ll feel empowered to assert your rights and get a satisfactory resolution.
We are experts in discrimination cases. The leading independent guides to the legal profession, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, recognise us as specialists in this field.
You can rely on us to put your best interests first at every stage of the process. We’ve been through many discrimination cases in the past, so we know what to expect and we’ll keep you updated in plain English so you feel comfortable with what’s happening.
Call us free on 0207 650 3999 to speak to one of our team about your discrimination claim.
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