Discrimination law can be extremely complex, with new decisions from Europe frequently having an indirect impact on employment situations in the UK.
In many situations circumstances can arise which, if not handled correctly, can give rise to significant liabilities for unlawful discrimination.
This is also an area of employment/HR practice where employers can sometimes make dangerous assumptions, without fully appreciating the employment rights that could apply and protect a particular employee. If breached, these could expose the employer to considerable awards for compensation.
How We Can Help
Our Employment team advises on all aspects of equality and diversity and will work with you to ensure that your business is compliant with legislation relating to sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion/beliefs and age.
We can provide clear advice to assist you in handling these difficult employment/HR situations. The complaints made by employees will often involve allegations of a very sensitive nature, which need to be handled by you with care.
We are also experienced in drafting staff handbooks, contracts and comprehensive policies to cover equality and diversity issues and are well placed to answer any queries or grievances you may be grappling with.