The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace, replacing previous legislation on discrimination, such as the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

The aim of its introduction was to implement a clearer and more consistent legal framework for preventing discrimination. Nevertheless, the Act remains a complicated piece of legislation and most employers do not have the time or inclination to trawl through it to check if they are compliant.

At LawforEmployers, our expert employment law team specialises in ensuring that your policies and procedures are fully compliant. This can provide the protection you need in the event of an employee bringing a discrimination claim.

The benefits of seeking legal advice

We can help you protect your business in the future by implementing the proper policies and procedures in the present.

In the event of having to defend a claim of discrimination by an employee it is essential you have the correct policies and procedures in place. A well drafted Equal Opportunities policy can be presented to an Employment Tribunal as evidence that your business has acted in line with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

However, having policies in place is usually not enough. It is crucial in successfully defending a discrimination claim that an employer goes beyond simply providing a copy of its policies to employees, it also needs to provide employees with regular updates or training on discrimination in the workplace.

Contact LawforEmployers for the legal protection you need

By utilising an employment law solicitor to review your current policies and procedures, you can guarantee that your business is fully complaint with the Equality Act 2010.

Here at LawforEmployers, we can draft a range of policies and procedures and also advise on their implementation and confirming employee awareness. This can ensure that you have the legal protection you need in the event of an employee bringing a claim.

To speak directly to an employment law solicitor today, call us on 01282 695 400, or simply complete our online contact form to arrange a quick call-back.