The law on discrimination applies to all employers – no matter how big or small and whatever sector you are in. There is no need for someone to be in employment to bring a claim, so the law also protects, workers, job applicants and former employees.
To make matters worse for businesses, there is unlimited compensation available to a successful claimant as well as being able to award damages for personal injury. How much is the average claimant awarded? In race cases, £24,322, disability discrimination £30,698, sex discrimination £13,212. The highest award was a staggering £242,000.
And it gets worse. Individual managers and colleagues can be held liable – not just the employer.
To help support our clients, we have teamed up with White Horse Employment to offer a FREE* briefing to discuss how employers and managers can protect the business and themselves.
Wednesday 26th June 2019, 9.30 am to 11.30am
Registration: 9:00am, Cumberwell Park, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2PQ
Email Emma Roberts to book your place now
What will we be covering?
- Who is protected from discrimination?
- Who is liable?
- The different types of discrimination and protected characteristics
- How employers come unstuck in advertising and recruitment
- During employment
- Dealing with absence
- Annual leave, dress-codes, pay and benefits
*Terms and conditions apply.