At some stage most employers will have to deal with a complaint of grievance from a member of staff.
If an employee feels that he or she has been discriminated against the situation can be potentially serious. Discrimination legislation is complex and, in theory, without limit on the amount that can be awarded to a successful claimant, employers risk facing significant financial exposure.
For an individual who finds himself or herself on the receiving end of discriminatory treatment, the experience can be very traumatic.
Our team of specialists advise both employers and employees on discrimination law, whether it is discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief, or age. We provide employers with the advice required to reduce the risk of claims, including help with providing appropriate policies for staff handbooks or contracts.
We provide proactive, straightforward, commercial advice in plain English.
If you require more information, or have any questions about discrimination, please email Birketts' Employment Law Team.