Most employers realise the need to avoid discriminating on grounds of race, religion, sexual orientation or disability, but many are not aware of the full impliations of the current legislation, or how its effect has been extended by case law, EU Regulations and Tribunal and Court decisions.
The cost to a business of a successful claim can be high. There is no limit on the level of compensation which can be awarded. Employers need to consider carefully how they deal with the following:-
- Pay and other terms and conditions of employment
- Discrimination or harassment complaints
- Part-time working
- Maternity rights
We recommend that all employers publish appropriate policies on these matters. We can prepare these cost-effectively and tailored to suit the needs of your particular business.
If you are faced with a claim, specialist advice and representation is critical.
For further information or advice please contact Richard Gvero.