Managing discrimination and equal pay claims

Managing discrimination and equal pay claims

Discrimination and equal pay can be a thorny area of law, as job seekers, employees and contractors have extensive legal protection.

Discrimination and equal pay claims can result in damaging publicity for an employer, and are compounded by potentially unlimited compensation being available to successful claimants.

We aim to provide clients with the right tools to ensure they do not fall foul of the law in the first place, including:

  • Getting the right contractual terms and policies in place
  • Regular training of HR, key personnel, and the wider workforce

If an employer does not properly tackle discrimination issues the risks can be serious, potentially leading to claims, lengthy litigation, compensation and harm to corporate brands.

Employers who demonstrate that they truly embrace diversity, foster respect for individuals and do their best to promote equality through a logical approach, are best placed to attract the top talent, vital during both challenging economic times as well as more buoyant periods.  Having effective policies in place ensures you are better placed to successfully defend any claims.

Should your business find itself facing a discrimination or equal pay claim, we have highly experienced professionals to help build your defence, to negotiate settlements where necessary, and steer you through the tribunal process.

When we work with you, you can feel confident in the knowledge that our specialists will proactively get to know your business and provide bespoke solutions to prevent, resolve or defend any discrimination issue that your business may face.