The Equality Act 2010 brought together the various strands of discrimination law that had developed since the first discrimination legislation which was introduced in the 1970s.
We provide specialist advice on employment discrimination issues as they arise, but also on practical steps that employers can take to reduce risk and avoid disputes.
The challenge of managing equality and diversity spans the whole of the employment relationship. Areas that can be challenging for employers include:
Particular care must be taken with vesting conditions for share schemes to avoid age discrimination. If not tackled early, dealing with discrimination in the workplace can lead to expensive and time consuming disputes that may also be damaging on staff morale.
The team has wide experience and excellent subject knowledge and is at the forefront of employment law practice for charities and independent schools.