SEX DISCRIMINATION SOLICITORS - LONDON COMPENSATION CLAIMS
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Our solicitors specialise in employment claims including disputes under The Sex Discrimination Act 1975. They represent clients clients before the London Employment Tribunal using the no win no fee scheme. If you would like to talk confidentially to an experienced solicitor just use the helpline, email or complete and send the contact form.
Applications as a result of sexual discrimination or sexual harassment are made to the London Employment Tribunal which can make a recommendation, a declaration or award compensation. Compensation is payable for the financial loss suffered as a result of discrimination which may include loss of earnings, loss of benefits and pension and injury to feelings. Tribunals can award an amount for aggravated damages if the behaviour has been particularly offensive. Unlike unfair dismissal cases there is no limit to the amount of compensation that can be awarded in discrimination cases which can result in very high financial orders being made against employers.
Certain kinds of discrimination is unlawful in relation to employment. The Act which applies in England, Scotland and Wales covers discrimination on the grounds of gender, marriage and transsexualism. Similar legislation also applies to Northern Ireland. Those protected under the Act include;
- job applicants
- contract workers
- voluntary workers
- former employees
Discrimination & Victimisation
The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 protects against obvious sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and also victimisation which occurs where a person has been treated less favourably than another person because they have complained and indicated that they intend to bring a case under the legislation or have given evidence in a case or they have alleged that something has been done that may be against the law in relation to the Sexual Discrimination, Race Relations and Disability Discrimination Acts. Individuals are subsequently protected against victimisation if the allegation of misconduct fails, provided it is made in good faith.
Applications for compensation are made to the Employment Tribunal which can award compensation. Tribunals can award an amount for aggravated damages if the behaviour has been particularly offensive. There is no limit to the amount of compensation that can be awarded in discrimination cases which can result in substantial damages being awarded.