If your employees are experiencing discrimination, or you yourself are an employee experiencing discrimination, we provide professional discrimination solicitors services to clients in Caernarfon and the North Wales area.
The Equality Act 2010 protects employees and job applicants with ‘protected characteristics’ from unfair treatment. Protected characteristics include gender, marital status, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and age. There are six forms of discrimination at work:
Direct discrimination: Less favourable treatment because of a protected characteristic.
Indirect discrimination: Where a provision, criterion or practice (a rule) is imposed on all employee’s but disadvantages a group with a protected characteristic and the individual concerned. can be defended if the rule can be objectively justified and is a proportional means of achieving a legitimate aim
Harassment for a reason related to a protected characteristic
Victimisation of someone because they have raised or helped someone to raise a complaint of discrimination.
Failure to make Reasonable adjustments (Disability only) eg. Allowing someone with a learning disability more time to perform a task.
Discrimination arising from a disability (Disability only): eg. A person might have MS and is often unable to attend work, they are treated unfavourably in some way not because they have MS but because of their attendance.Enquire Here
Disability Discrimination Solicitors
We are experienced disability discrimination solicitors and would firstly do our utmost to help you prevent discrimination as unsuccessful claims in the Employment Tribunal can be very costly.
There is no ceiling on the amount of compensation a tribunal can award for disability discrimination. In the case of Barrow v Kellogg Brown and Root (UK) Ltd, the Employment Tribunal has awarded £2.5million in a record discrimination award, the second largest disability discrimination award ever made by the Employment Tribunal.
If you require a consultation or assistance with a discrimination case, do not hesitate to call us or contact us with the form below.
So how we can help?
You could be held liable for discriminatory acts perpetrated by one of your employees on another, so we can advise you how to reduce the risk of being liable.
We can help you create and implement an effective equality and diversity policy.
We can help train your managers in employment discrimination law.
We can help deal with alleged cases of discrimination by showing you how to conduct a fair investigation, disciplinary or grievance process.
If a claim is issued against you or your company, we can defend you and represent you at the Tribunal.Enquire Here