Equal treatment & discrimination

Arguably the most profound development in employment law over the last 20 years has been the entrenchment of the principle of equality at the heart of every employment relationship.

The breadth of equal treatment is vast.  It encompasses:

  • Pay
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Religion and Belief
  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Assignment
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Paternity
  • Adoption
  • Part-time Working
  • Fixed Term Contracts

Then there are different types of discrimination:

  • Direct (including victimisation, associative and perceptive discrimination)
  • Indirect
  • Harassment

Bringing a claim of discrimination is daunting because of the complexity of the law and the propensity of these cases to develop a life of their own. An early expert analysis of the legal issues is essential not least because the stakes are high – compensation for discrimination is unlimited.

 

Meet the team

Partners

Kathryn Casey-Evans
Partner
Employment
Southampton
023 8082 0468
07881 343956
Employment
Simon Rhodes
Senior Partner & Head of Employment
Employment
Southampton
023 8082 0547
07884 184 613
Employment

Solicitors

James Humphery
Senior Solicitor
Employment
Salisbury
01722 426915
Employment

Trainee Solicitors

Charlotte Harwood
Trainee Solicitor
Employment
Southampton
023 8082 0475
Employment

Legal Assistants

Phoebe Geal
Legal Assistant
Employment
Southampton
023 8082 0504
Employment

Legal Secretaries

Mila Ragi
Legal Secretary
Employment, Agriculture & Rural Property
Salisbury
01722 426904
Employment, Agriculture & Rural Property