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Experts in Sexual Orientation Discrimination Law
If you believe you have been treated less favourably on the grounds of your age then please contact one of our solicitors for advice.
The Equality Act 2010 (“EA 2010″) protects a wide range of workers, including employees, from being discriminated against in a wide range of situations (including, for example, recruitment, training and dismissal).
Your employer is prohibited from:
- Treating you less favourably because of your sexual orientation without a good reason (direct discrimination)
- Applying a neutral rule – Provision, Criterion or Practice (PCP) – to you that would put workers of the same sexual orientation as you at a disadvantage as compared to other workers not of the same age (indirect discrimination)
- Subjecting you to harassment because of your sexual orientation
- Victimising you because you intend to or have undertaken a complaint relating to discrimination because of your sexual orientation complaint
Your employer will be vicariously liable if you are discriminated against or victimised by another employee because of your sexual orientation. Your employer will also be liable if you are harassed by a third party because of your sexual orientation, the harassment took place on two or more occasions, your employer knew of the harassment and failed to take reasonably practicable steps to prevent the harassment. The offending employee or third party may also be liable.
If you were to be successful in a sexual orientation discrimination complaint to the Employment Tribunal then depending on the circumstances you may be awarded a sum in compensation (including compensation for injury to feelings). The Tribunal can also make a declaration as to the rights of both parties and make an appropriate recommendation (including reinstatement, if applicable, or an apology).
How our lawyers deal with your sexual orientation discrimination claim
Our solicitors are responsive, practical, and expert in matters involving the law relating to sexual orientation discrimination. Whether the matter relates to the protection of copyright, the protection of confidential information, the registering and protection of a trademark, the law relating to design rights, or patent law our specialist solicitors can advise you both on your legal position and on how to best address your intellectual property issue.
Sexual orientation discrimination advice for you
We treat everyone we represent equally. That means that you’ll receive exactly the same service as any other client when it comes to your sexual orientation discrimination at work claim – from CEO’s to cleaners, department heads to receptionists. You will receive the best employment law advice and representation at all times and the highest level of client care we can offer. We also believe that we offer an extremely competitive fee structure for our employment law services which means that costs are kept low for you, the client. This includes “no win, no fee” agreements.