Employment Law

Workplace Discrimination and Equality

Discrimination continues to be one of the fastest changing areas of employment law. It has expanded rapidly in recent years, creating a complex web of legislation and case law which can easily take many by surprise. Currently it is unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

The right not to be discriminated against applies from the recruitment process and day one of someone’s employment and even after someone has left.

Whilst many forms of potential discrimination are easy to identify and avoid, the effect of modern day working environments means discrimination laws have an impact on holidays, dress codes, working hours and company benefits.

We will advise you on how to avoid discrimination and have many years’ experience of defending businesses in discrimination claims. With the law constantly evolving, we will also keep you up to date with changes to ensure that you are following best practice and are acting within the law.

If you wish to obtain the advice our specialist employment solicitors and HR professionals to help you understand your employment and advice you on your legal position, please contact us or complete the enquiry form. You can also use the enquiry form to request a call back from one our experts.