This is a complex and specialist area of employment law that requires a very detailed and specialist advice. Claims are high value but can be lost very easily if the defence or claim take the wrong direction or make a technical mistake on how they make their case, which can be very, very costly for employers and/or claimants – discrimination claims come with unlimited awards, not good for employers but attractive for claimants.
What is protected from discrimination?
The Equality Act 2010 lists the characteristics that are protected and each type of discrimination that can occur, the protected characteristics are the following:
- Age discrimination
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
Has someone suffered a detriment because of having one of the protected characteristics listed above?
It is unlawful (in brief here) for employers to discriminate in:
- the terms of employment offered;
- dismissing; or
- subjecting the employee to any other detriment.
This is where you need an expert supporting you and the team at Bridge have that expertise earned from working successfully in this area for many years.
Please call us for your free initial consultation, it doesn’t cost you anything to call us any time Tel: 01904 360 295