Discrimination and equality issues in business

Discrimination and equality issues in business

Equality and diversity impacts on all businesses, at every level.  It can be a challenge to ensure that you comply with the discrimination legislation and actively encourage opportunity for all.

Discrimination legislation covers:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Ethnic or national origin
  • Equal Pay
  • Gender re-assignment
  • Marital or civil partnership status
  • Maternity and Pregnancy
  • Nationality or colour
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

It is vital that you and your managers understand what the law requires you to do.  Given that protection under the law impacts on recruitment, employment, promotion, training, pay and benefits, and after employment has ended, there is a lot that your employees need to know.

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How can we help?

Our team of specialist employment solicitors will make sure you comply with your obligations and resolve any problems that arise.  We can draft and implement sensible policies that let you know what is expected of your staff and which give practical guidance about equality and diversity and how it is achieved in your business.

We regularly train managers and staff on equality and diversity.  All of our training is participative and practical, so that your managers learn how to identify problem areas.  It also develops your staff and allows you to manage your risk. As an added bonus, it gives you a potential defence to discrimination claims. If claims do occur, you can rest assured that in using us, you have the right people at your side to secure the very best result for you and your business.

Our charges

As with everything we do, our charges are very reasonable and tailored to the work that you would like us to do.  In the vast majority of cases, we will agree a fixed fee for your work, so that you can safely budget, with no fear of receiving an unexpected bill from us. We also offer a Fixed Price HR Retainer.  This allows you real time expert employment advice from our team, all year round, at a price you can afford.

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