Pragmatic advice and counsel
Employment discrimination cases are rarely out of the news. For most, the area of disability discrimination and absenteeism is perhaps the most complex as not only does employment discrimination law change regularly and can be extremely costly if claims are settled in favour of the employee.
We can provide legal advice on all areas of discrimination at work including:
- marriage and civil partnership
- maternity and pregnancy
- religion and belief
- sexual orientation
To enable you to better manage difficult situations we can:
- review and implement policies
- assist with any grievance or disciplinary matters
- advise on absence management
- defend any Tribunal claims
With discrimination claims there is no limit to the amount of compensation that can be awarded. Given the expense in management time, legal costs and potential bad publicity, it is important to avoid a claim wherever possible. You can find some examples of injury to feeling awards here :http://www.wheelerslaw.co.uk/site/library/legalnews/injury-to-feelings . Please note, these payments are in addition to others including loss of earnings, contractual payments and a basic award.
We also have easy to follow guidance on this and a range of topics here.
If you would like further information, please contact Reena Sharma at our Farnborough office or Mel McCrum or Stacey Edgley at our Ash Vale office. They are all members of the Employment Lawyers Association.