Over the years the word ‘discrimination’ has been one that creates fear in many employers.
Unlimited fines can now be applied in an Employment Tribunal if an employer is found have acted in a way that is found to be discriminatory. That means it can be very expensive to get it wrong.
The key to avoiding this is to have a very clear policy and to ensure all employees are not only aware of it, but also follow it. Our employment team can help you to draft the policy and structure your procedures in relation to discrimination.
If you are being accused of discrimination or are concerned that this may occur, you must take action right away. Click here to find your nearest Hine Solicitors and give us a call or alternatively fill in the online enquiry form.
The letter of the law
The Equality Act 2010 is there to protect employees and if you are found to have allowed discrimination to take place in your organisation you can face severe penalties. This means you need to ensure you have robust procedures in place to prevent discrimination.
Discrimination for many reasons
Discrimination can be claimed as a result of an employee being treated unfavourably because of sex, age, race, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or maternity.
Indirect discrimination may be related to a set of circumstances being imposed that creates unfairness for one person or a group of people.