Experts in Discrimination Legislation

Discrimination claims can be costly, not just financially, but the very nature of the claims can often cause irreparable damage to a business’s reputation. Protection from discrimination extends even during the recruitment process, so it is important to make sure that managers and staff are fully aware of their actions when acting on behalf of the business. Often employers can find themselves liable for the actions of employees whom have either intentionally or inadvertently discriminated against a colleague. There are 9 protected characteristics which are protected from unlawful discrimination. The 9 protected characteristics are:

  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender Reassignment
  4. Marriage and Civil Partnership
  5. Pregnancy and Maternity
  6. Race
  7. Religion or Belief
  8. Sex
  9. Sexual Orientation

There are many different forms of discrimination, and even policies can indirectly discriminate against those with a protected characteristic.

It is therefore vital to ensure that managers understand discrimination, and are given the tools to effectively manage staff so as to reduce the risk of claims being made. In addition, strong and clear policies and procedures should be in place so staff can understand what the business considers acceptable workplace behaviour and the consequences for non-compliance.

Here at Ison Harrison Solicitors we are experts in discrimination legislation. Our Head of Department, Yunus Lunat, has been featured as an expert in Employment Law and Discrimination on the BBC, Channel 4 and other news outlets. Our team can provide pragmatic, commercial advice to assist your business defend any claims and implement measures to reduce the risk of claims being made.

If you would like to learn more about how our specialist employment team can help your business, call us on 0113 284 5000 or send an enquiry.

Client Testimonials

Yunus Lunat

Yunus Lunat – Head of Employment Law

If you require a company that can help you with "Employment law" look no further. Wonderful representation by Yunus. Very efficient, knowledgeable and most helpful throughout. He was in constant contact and exceeded all my expectations; nothing was too much trouble for him. Thank you once again and I would highly recommend this company.

David Howson

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-06-09T12:03:18+01:00

David Howson

If you require a company that can help you with "Employment law" look no further. Wonderful representation by Yunus. Very efficient, knowledgeable and most helpful throughout. He was in constant contact and exceeded all my expectations; nothing was too much trouble for him. Thank you once again and I would highly recommend this company.
I was very pleased with the service provided by Yunus, fast efficient service, very knowledgeable as you would expect, but also very personable.

Ian

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:25:22+00:00

Ian

I was very pleased with the service provided by Yunus, fast efficient service, very knowledgeable as you would expect, but also very personable.
Very good help & service

Riyaz

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:32:56+00:00

Riyaz

Very good help & service
Yunus was easy to get along with and explained everything to me. He really made me feel at ease and was friendly, yet remaining completely professional… I would definitely recommend this firm and shall use them again if necessary.

Jayne

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:33:24+00:00

Jayne

Yunus was easy to get along with and explained everything to me. He really made me feel at ease and was friendly, yet remaining completely professional… I would definitely recommend this firm and shall use them again if necessary.
Yunus Lunat Managed my case very efficiently, I was particularly impressed with the speed of his response.

Joanne

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:34:17+00:00

Joanne

Yunus Lunat Managed my case very efficiently, I was particularly impressed with the speed of his response.
Yunus Lunat was a pleasure to work with, he was efficient and professional throughout the process. I was really impressed with the speed at which he dealt with my case.

Janice

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:34:54+00:00

Janice

Yunus Lunat was a pleasure to work with, he was efficient and professional throughout the process. I was really impressed with the speed at which he dealt with my case.
Spoke to Yunus at very short notice, helped me out of a difficult situation at work. Initial call was early afternoon, discussion with Yunus held before the end of the day. All resolved same day.  I have been hugely impressed with the service. If I require employment specialists again, I know where to turn. My thanks to Yunus.

Roger

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:36:11+00:00

Roger

Spoke to Yunus at very short notice, helped me out of a difficult situation at work. Initial call was early afternoon, discussion with Yunus held before the end of the day. All resolved same day.  I have been hugely impressed with the service. If I require employment specialists again, I know where to turn. My thanks to Yunus.
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