Equality And Diversity Act

Equality And Diversity Act – Solicitors; Is your company seeking advice based on the equality and diversity act? Are you facing legal action from an employee based on the Equality Act 2010 and require advice and representation? You should contact the commercial employment law experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors to discuss your situation from expert advice.

The Equality and diversity act became law in October 2010 to ensure consistency within the workplace to make it a fair environment for employees. The most common grievances raised within a company around this are for bullying and harassment based around discrimination for sex age or race. Also grievances are often raised for an inconsistency in duties which are delegated out to staff based on a particular attribute such as their sex or race.

When a grievance is raised within a company it is crucial that your organisation has the correct policies and practices in place to handle the grievance in the correct manner. The team at Michael Lewin Solicitors are able to assist you in creating the correct procedures which comply with the equality and diversity act. The laws around equality are changing regularly and can be difficult to keep up to date with this means that a company can soon become out-of-touch and are made vulnerable to an employment tribunal.

My company is facing a Tribunal raised by an employee based on the equality and diversity act are the team able to provide legal assistance and representation throughout the Tribunal process?

Yes the experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors are highly trained and are able to offer the appropriate legal assistance throughout a tribunal process. They are able to offer advice leading up to the tribunal in regards to evidence that may be required and statements made as well as representation at the hearing.

The team will ensure that you receive the best advice for your specific situation any they will use their experience and professionalism to help ensure that any tribunal brought to your company is completed efficiently with a minimal effect to your finances and reputation.

An article written on the 21st of November 2012 outlines how a female employee of J&M services raised a case against her former courier service employer based on sexual harassment and victimisation. Whilst working for the company she was the only female member of staff and the tribunal heard how she was subjected to many disgraceful comments and was unfairly dismissed after she arrived late from a doctor’s appointment for her child. She was then informed b her employers that they would be letting her go via text message after she informed the company she would be late. The tribunal was in favour of the female employer and the courier company was forced to pay œ27000 in damages. The correct procedure for harassment based on her sex had not been followed as there was no attempt made to rectify the errors made and an unfair dismissal was carried out

If your organisation requires advice on the equality and diversity act or you are seeking representation at a tribunal such as the example above then do not hesitate in contact Michael Lewin Solicitors today on: 0113 200 9720

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