If you are an employer facing a discrimination claim, you need to take advice immediately. Discrimination takes many forms and this is a very difficult and complex area of law. Claimants who succeed at tribunal with discrimination claims can be awarded unlimited compensation. In some cases, awards have run to in excess of £1m.
What are the 9 protected characteristics?
The law currently makes provision for 9 protected characteristics and these are as follows:
- Sexual orientation
- Religion and belief
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
Can an employer avoid a discrimination claim?
We can advise employers at all stages of a discrimination claim and how to avoid such claims being brought in the first place. If claims progress to an employment tribunal, we can provide full representation and have years of experience of defending such claims should matters reach this level.