Discrimination - MLP Law

Discrimination

All workers and job applicants have the right not to be discriminated against because of a protected characteristic.

We understand that the impact of discrimination can be devastating and regularly support individuals to uphold their rights and prevent discrimination. We know that taking on your employer can feel like an uphill battle and are in your corner every step of the way.

Whether you are still in employment or your exit was discriminatory, we use our expertise to maximise the compensation you receive for the discrimination you have suffered.

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how we can support you in taking action against your employer if you have been the victim of discrimination.

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We help you fight back when you have been discriminated against your employer.
We assert your rights and represent you in grievances and Employment Tribunal claims.

Our services include:

  • Advising you on your rights and how to assert them;
  • Raising grievances and seeking redress for the discrimination you have suffered;
  • Representing you in Employment Tribunal claims; and
  • Maximising the compensation payable to you if you wish to part ways with your employer.

Our Approach

All of our highly experienced Employment Law solicitors are Legal 500 recommended leaders in their field, who provide jargon-free, commercial legal advice. We speak to you in plain English and provide specialist, practical and pro-active solutions for you.

We take the time to understand you and the challenges you face, enabling us to provide bespoke advice which is tailored to you.

Testimonial

“Gareth was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and practical in the advice he gave me. The issue was resolved very quickly and to my full satisfaction. I am happy to recommend the firm for any employment concerns.”

-NH

FAQs

  1. What are the protected characteristics?

    The Equality Act 2010 provides protection against discrimination in relation to the following protected characteristics:

    • age;
    • disability;
    • gender reassignment;
    • marriage and civil partnership;
    • race;
    • religion or belief;
    • sex;
    • sexual orientation; and
    • pregnancy and maternity.

     

  2. What types of discrimination are there?

    The Equality Act 2010 protects against many forms of prohibited, discriminatory conduct, such as:

    • Direct discrimination, which is less favourable treatment of one person compared to another because of a protected characteristic;
    • Indirect discrimination, which is where treatment which appears to be the same for everyone in fact adversely one group of people compared to another;
    • Harassment, which is where an individual is subjected to unwanted conduct which is related to their protected characteristic and which violates their dignity or creates an environment which is intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive to them;
    • Victimisation, which is where an individual is subjected to a detriment because they have raised a complaint of discrimination.
  3. Will I be entitled to compensation if my employer has discriminated against me?

    If you are successful in an Employment Tribunal claim of discrimination, you are likely to be awarded compensation for any losses of earnings which have resulted from the discrimination you have suffered. You are also likely to receive an award for injury to feelings, which  is designed to compensate you for the hurt caused by the discrimination you have suffered.

  4. Are there any qualification periods or time limits for bringing a discrimination claim?

    There is no qualifying period of employment needed to make a discrimination claim. However, claims must be brought within three months of the date of the discriminatory act or omission which you are complaining about.

    Where the discrimination you have suffered took place over a period of time, the conduct is treated as if done at the end of the period, which means that any claim must be brought within three months of the end of the period.

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Why choose the mlplaw team?

  • Unparalleled Expertise and Experience

We are vastly experienced, Legal-500 recommended Employment Tribunal experts who live and breathe Employment Law. From executive exits and tackling issues like unfair dismissal and discrimination to diving into the complexity of holiday pay – there is no Employment Law challenge we haven’t met head on. We provide empathetic and robust legal support to employees, helping them to achieve their successful outcomes.

  • Your case, your service

You are unique, as are the challenges you face. That’s why our approach is always tailored to you. We don’t like one-size-fits-all strategies. We’re all about crafting tailored strategies that fit your specific needs. Communication is key. We’re fluent in plain language and have no time for legal jargon. We believe in complete transparency and  proactivity, providing you with a clear path and fixed fees so you’re never caught off guard.

  • We keep your options open

The road to success isn’t a one-way street, and we’re here to keep your options open. We’re masters of alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and negotiation, which are the keys to sidestepping the time, money, and stress of legal claims.

 


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