Discrimination at Work

Now more so than ever, employers have to be very careful to respect the individuality of their employees to avoid potential Discrimination claims. Jackson Lees can help to guide you through your responsibilities as an employer to ensure you don’t fall foul of anti-discrimination law.

Employers are prohibited from discriminating against their employees on the grounds of:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

Employers have to keep this in mind when putting policies and processes in place to ensure that they are not indirectly and inadvertently discriminating against employees of a particular race, gender, religion, etc. Even a bit of so-called office banter or an inappropriate joke could lead to a potential discrimination claim if handled incorrectly. After all, what one person finds funny, another could find extremely offensive.

Jackson Lees can help you put appropriate equality and diversity policies in place and train your staff so that they are fully aware of what is and is not appropriate in the workplace. We can also help you deal with any ad-hoc Discrimination issues that may arise, so you have the comfort of knowing you have someone to call to make sure that you are following best practice

If you are facing an allegation of Discrimination or feel that your staff could do with some training, our expert lawyers can provide you with advice on reaching a satisfactory resolution. Call us for an initial, free consultation on 0151 282 1700.