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Sex discrimination

Helping you to avoid and defend claims for sex discrimination in the workplace, our dedicated team of fully qualified specialist employment discrimination solicitors has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, and can deal with any type of discrimination claim that is made against your organisation.

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Sex discrimination is one of the most common workplace discrimination claims to be heard in the Employment Tribunals, and it is easy to unintentionally fall foul of the legislation. We can help you to avoid directly and indirectly discriminating against employees and/or job applicants on the grounds of their sex. We can also represent you in the event that a sexual discrimination claim ends up in the Employment Tribunal.

At Linder Myers we can advise you on a number of simple steps that can be taken to significantly reduce the risk of a workplace discrimination claim. And whilst it is not possible to reduce the risk entirely, knowing that you can show you have done all you can to avoid potentially discriminatory behaviour can also be extremely valuable.

Avoiding problems

To help you minimise the risks of a workplace discrimination situation arising in the first place, we run specific training courses that will give you the education and knowledge to avoid many of the typical problems that are making litigation a routine part of working life for many organisations.

In the absence of sexual harassment policies, you are at risk of significant claims for compensation if one employee harasses another. Other areas to tread carefully include:

  • Creating a discriminatory atmosphere where employees find it intolerable to work, leading to claims for constructive dismissal
  • Any type of workplace discrimination during redundancy selections may leave you open to an unfair dismissal claim
  • Unfavourable treatment of employees for any reason connected with pregnancy or maternity leave can lead to claims for pregnancy-related discrimination

Our discrimination solicitors can work with you to draft appropriate anti-discrimination procedures for every situation, and ensure they are communicated and enforced appropriately.

Important considerations

Offering expert employment law advice and guidance that is especially tailored to suit the needs of your organisation, we ensure that proper consideration is given to matters that will have a material effect upon how you can avoid or handle sex discrimination problems in the future.

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