Our advisors have experience in bringing successful discrimination claims against a range of employers at employment tribunal, as well as civil claims against organisations such as hospitals, banks, education providers, local authorities, transport providers and housing associations.
If you believe you have been treated unfairly at work, or discriminated against other aspects of your life, such as when buying goods or accessing services, due to factors such as your age, race, sex, sexual orientation or disability, please contact us today for a FREE initial consultation on 0151 237 2664.
At Equality and Employment Law we believe in supporting your right to be treated equally. A new Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010 combining many different previous pieces of legislation into one single act. The Equality Act 2010 provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality for all. The Act protects you from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society. There are nine characteristics protected under the act, on which discrimination claims can be brought. These are called protected characteristics and are listed below:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
Equality and Employment Law are experts at winning financial compensation for clients through a settlement, in other words without going through the courts. If you wish to challenge discrimination through the courts, however, our team of litigation experts can represent you and support you throughout the process.
Fees and payment
Our fees are highly competitive for private fee-paying clients and we will always tell you in advance how much our work will cost. For some cases we can offer a no-win no-fee arrangement. All our profits are re-invested into the business to enable us to offer our free employment advice telephone line and to ensure that we can keep our rates affordable. There are no hidden costs in any of the services we provide, and we are proud of our clear and transparent dealings with our clients. We purposely keep our fees low to make access to justice as affordable as possible
The Equality and Human Rights Commission provides guidance on your rights under the Equality Act 2010 and how it protects different characteristics: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/equality-act/know-your-rights
Find out more about the Equality Act protected characteristics here: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/equality-act/protected-characteristics.
Call our Discrimination team today for a FREE initial consultation on 0151 237 2664