All businesses need to ensure that they are fair and law abiding Employers.  It is against the law to discriminate against somebody because of their age, disability, gender or gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   These are “protected characteristics”.

Employees are also protected from discrimination if they are connected with somebody with a protected characteristic.  If treated less favourably because of a protected characteristic, they may have a claim for discrimination.  The compensation available in discrimination cases can be significant so if you are an Employer or Employee wanting to find out further information in relation to discrimination then please contact us without delay.

If you are an Employer, Dibbens can help you avoid the risk of breaching the legislation by advising you of the policies you need and if necessary drafting the policies for you.