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As an employee or worker our discrimination employment law solicitors can advise and represent you about any type of work place discrimination issue or employment tribunal claim.

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Discrimination law

Discrimination law is far reaching and important as it offers protection in all areas of the employment relationship including job adverts and the recruitment process, your terms and conditions of employment, and your conduct and behaviour at work. It’s also unlawful for your employer to discriminate against you when considering you for a promotion, selection for redundancy or other dismissal.

What types of discrimination are covered?

The law gives protection to employees (and some workers) who have certain ‘protected characteristics’. Thus an employer must not discriminate against any employee on the basis of:

  • sex disability
  • pregnancy or maternity leave
  • age
  • race
  • marital status or being in a civil partnership
  • sexual orientation
  • religion or belief
  • gender reassignment


Another form of discrimination is harassment.  You can bring a claim if you have suffered unwanted conduct that had the purpose or effect of violating your dignity or created an offensive, intimidating or hostile environment and it related to a protected characteristic (except for marital/civil partnership status or pregnancy or maternity).


A victimisation claim arises if you have been treated less favourably because you complained or intended to complain about discrimination, or because you gave evidence in relation to another person’s complaint.

Take early advice

Discrimination law is complex. Taking early advice about your situation or potential employment tribunal claim is important to make sure your legal position is preserved. For example you may be best advised to lodge a grievance with your employer and there are strict time limits that apply in starting an employment tribunal case.

How we can help you

If you judge you may be the victim of unlawful discrimination, our discrimination solicitors can provide you with Advice and Guidance. Often a discrimination claim is linked with other events such as a Sickness or Ill Health case, or a Poor Performance or Capability issue raised by your employer. If so we can help you achieve the best possible outcome for you.

If you are or have been discriminated against we will look after your best interests, give you support at every stage and help you get the outcome and compensation you deserve.

Ask us for a no obligation discussion about your case

It’s easy to discuss your case with one of our discrimination solicitors, please Contact us. One of our solicitors will be happy to speak with you and find out more about your concerns and explain how we can help.

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Before you call or meet with us it will help us better understand the background facts and your concerns if you:

  • find your contract of employment or service agreement
  • collect together any other relevant correspondence, emails and documents
  • prepare a short chronology or list of key events
  • use one of our online forms to tell us about your problem.

Our online forms are the easy and convenient way to tell us about your case. Our ‘save as you go’ feature lets you complete your answers in your own time.

Reasons to choose Quantrills

Expert help from solicitors Your case will be personally handled by a qualified employment law solicitor with years of experience who will make sure you get the best possible outcome.

Jargon free advice Our clear and straightforward advice ensures you understand your legal position helping you make informed decisions.

Convenient easy access We like to hear form our clients. Instructing your solicitor at Quantrills is easy by:

  • phone and email
  • our online forms you can save
  • meetings held in person, by telephone or Skype

Best client care How we look after you as a client is very important to us so you will recieve:

  • same day response
  • highest quality legal advice and representation
  • value for money and competitive fee options with no hidden costs


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I felt cared for and supported

Employee client thanking Carly Murphy for her support

It was a privilege to know you and throughout I have felt well cared for and supported. I admire your unflappableness at times of stress. Many, many thanks again for your support, long suffering listening ear and for your perseverance. I wish you all the very best for the future.

I must firstly convey my thanks to you and all in your firm for your hard work

Simon Quantrill being thanked after employee client secures a six figure sum after winning his disability discrimination claim

It's a victory for common sense! Its been a long hard slog, without your hard work and hours put in the result could have been very different! Please pass on my thanks to counsel as well.

Julie gave good advice about what steps to take at each stage of my tribunal claim

Employee client talking about how Julie Temple's tactical advice was highly valued

Julie and her team at Quantrills, even though the litigation was not always unstressful, made my case as easy as possible. When you are experiencing issues with your employer it is difficult to know what to do, if you are right or wrong, if you are over emotional or justified in your concerns. Quantrills gave me all the reassurance I needed to press on with my claim and to win.

I felt fully supported throughout my case, both by my solicitor and by Simon Quantrill himself, who kept a close eye on the progress of my claim, particularly as we neared the end of my case

Employee client confirming the high level of personal attention she received

My case proved to be quite a long and arduous journey at times involving meeting medical experts and a barrister. I felt that my solicitor was robust yet courteous in dealing with my employer and this finally led to a successful negotiated settlement in my favour without going to court.