Equal Opportunities Legislation is found in the Equality Act 2010 and is the cornerstone behind how businesses should conduct themselves. It is absolutely crucial to protect your company from discrimination in order to have a respectful atmosphere where your company can thrive.
Equal Opportunities at work are an essential part of any business. The Equality Act 2010 protects employees against direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation. There are many types of discrimination:
- Being or becoming a transsexual person;
- Being married or in a civil partnership;
- Being pregnant or having a child;
- Race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin;
- Religion, belief or lack of religion/belief;
- Sex; and
- Sexual orientation.
If you want to ensure that your company is following the statutory authority regarding equality, it is important to seek legal advice. Employees can make claims against you to either the Court or Tribunal if they feel these rights have been infringed upon. Please contact one of our Employment Specialists and we will advise you accordingly.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our top employment solicitors on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our employment law team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.