Thanks to the internet and social media, individuals are more aware of their rights than ever before - meaning discrimination and equal pay complaints are on the increase.
Compliance with equality legislation is key for successful organisations, not least because many customers and suppliers now expect the organisations they work with to comply with the law and because complaints involving allegations of discrimination or equal pay issues are complex, time-consuming and difficult to resolve, often resulting in negative publicity for the organisation.
Our approach focuses on working with businesses to protect them so that they do not come unstuck in the first place. This includes ensuring the correct policies and contractual terms are in place, providing a strategic review of salary and benefits across the business to identify potential problem areas and recommend ways to resolve these, as well as regularly training HR, managers and the wider workforce on their obligations from face to face sessions to offering e-learning courses which employees can complete in their own time.
If the worst does happen and your organisation faces a discrimination or equal pay claim, we have highly experienced specialists who will support you in defending the claim in the most cost-effective way taking into account your commercial requirements so that the business experiences as little disruption as possible.
Discrimination & equal pay is part of Shoosmiths’ wider employment and immigration offering. If you would like help finding the right team or lawyer please contact us on +44 (0)3700 863 000 or contact us by email to [email protected].