Our employment team has a wealth of experience of discrimination in the workplace law, regularly acting for employers in relation to complex and high value discrimination, harassment and diversity matters.
The Equality Act 2010 imposes various obligations on employers as well as giving job applicants and workers a variety of rights.
Under the Act, it is unlawful to discriminate against people at work because of nine protected areas, which the Act calls ‘protected characteristics’.
We advise clients regularly on the minefield of workplace discrimination legislation, from the recruitment process right through to post termination. These include issues such as harassment during employment, all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, race and other protected characteristics, equal pay and the various forms of disability discrimination including employer’s responsibilities around reasonable adjustments.
We also provide bespoke training and policies to avoid discrimination and to assist clients with defending discrimination claims in addition to helping our clients with audit processes in order to support gender and ethnic pay reporting.
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