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All rights reserved. BarrCo Solicitors is the trading name of BarrCo Limited.

Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority: 551420 :

Registered Company in England and Wales: 7346373

Employer Services 

Discrimination
 
Discrimination claims have consistently increased in recent years, becoming more of a concern for employers.
 

Unlike unfair dismissal claims, there is no minimum length of service qualifying period and no limit on the damages which can be awarded. For that reason, employees not eligible to bring a claim for unfair dismissal might try to bring a discrimination claim, based on facts which are groundless. 

 

The scope of discrimination law now covers discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender re-assignment and age. 

 

Claims can be based on direct or indirect discrimination, or harassment. They can relate to events as early as the recruitment process, through poorly worded advertisements, to post-employment damaging references. 

 

As a starting point, we can assist in having the proper policies and procedures in place. We have a Work and Families Handbook, which outlines the statutory minimum rights and obligations for maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption leave, together with requests for flexible working and time off for dependents. Helpful forms are included in the appendices. 

 

Importantly, we also provide a thorough Equal Opportunities Policy, which if adequately put in place, with the appropriate training, can provide employers with a statutory defence to discrimination claims. 

 

Where matters become disputed, we can provide hands on assistance to deal with any grievances raised or tribunal claims issued.

 

Employer Services

Fixed Fee Drafting Package

Contracts of Employment

Staff Handbook

Work and Families Handbook

Directors

Self-Employed

Settlement Agreements (formerly

called Compromise Agreements)

Disciplinary issues

Grievances

Redundancies and Restructures

Business Transfers

Discrimination

Post Employment Restrictions

ACAS Early Conciliation Service

Tribunal Proceedings

Training, Seminars & Workshops