If your business has been accused of discrimination or inequality by an employee, Solve can help.
Discrimination and Equality
As business owners and managers one of the scariest things you can be accused of is discrimination or having an inequality issue.
With uncapped tribunal awards it has also become another area where we have seen a rising number of genuine and false claims.
Discrimination legislation was consolidated in the Equality Act 2010 and since then a number of cases have paved the way in clarifying discrimination claims that can be brought to tribunal.
The characteristics that are protected by the Equality Act 2010 are:
Gender reassignment discrimination
Marriage or civil partnership (in employment only) discrimination
Pregnancy and maternity discrimination
Religion or belief discrimination
Sexual orientation discrimination
Often business owners and managers do not realise that they are subject to discrimination legislation, even in the earliest part of the recruitment process or when dealing with contractors and members of the public.
Many employers, often without knowing, fail in their duty to comply with this legislation or find themselves dealing with tribunal claims as a result of a lack of understanding on how far reaching the legislation is or the implications of certain actions. Despite how complex the legislation may appear, there are ways to protect your business.
Additionally with the new equal pay legislation the burden on employers has increased. We have a fact sheet that we can supply or equally we are happy speak to you or your team about how to calculate and reporting on equal pay so you know your obligations and are reassured that you are complying.
If you are concerned about an employment discrimination or would like to discuss the gender pay reporting legislation call 0844 567 6156 to speak to a CIPD certified specialist.
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