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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.
At Quantrills we have the expertise and experience to help you win your discrimination case whether by negotiated settlement or in the employment tribunal.
What types of discrimination are unlawful?
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:
- pregnancy or maternity leave
- 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.
I am proud of our enviable reputation of our success with discrimination claims in the employment tribunals for employee clients.
Simon Quantrill | Managing Partner
How we can help you
Advice and Guidance
Often a discrimination claim is linked with a Sickness or Ill Health case, or a Poor Performance or Capability issue. If you are the victim of unlawful discrimination, we can help you achieve the best possible outcome.
Support throughout the process
Benefit from our support at every stage. We will help you get the outcome and compensation you deserve. Clients benefit from our skillful negotiations and our robust but sensible approach to employment tribunal litigation.
No obligation discussion about your case
It’s easy to discuss your case with one of our discrimination solicitors, please contact us. We will be happy to speak with you and find out more about your concerns and explain how we can help.
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Throughout my case, I always felt the strength of support from Quantrills which finally resulted in an effective settlement negotiation. Instructing Quantrills was a sound investment.
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