Discrimination claims can cause employers significant stress and concern. There are various types of discrimination which can occur. In short, an employee may have a claim if they feel they have been treated less favourably or suffered some disadvantage on the basis of certain ‘protected characteristics’ which may be relevant to them.
These ‘protected characteristics’ are age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion/belief and sexual orientation.
Discrimination is a wide and complex area of law. Should you be unsure of your position, we would encourage you to seek legal advice with us, as many situations at work can be caught under anti-discrimination laws.
We understand how distressing this can be for many employers and we always aim to deal with discrimination cases in the most sensitive way possible.