The relevant legislation in the area of Discrimination now covers matters affecting race, age, gender, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marriage and disability.
Some forms of discrimination may be direct and others indirect and these can give rise to claims of harassment or victimisation.
The Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Employment Law team has a strong track record on advising employees on potential discrimination claims. We regularly achieve success in employment tribunals or with out-of-court settlements arising from disputes in this area.
We offer a range of fee structures to suit our clients’ needs, depending upon the nature each case.
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s dedication to outstanding client service, combined with our considerable expertise in Employment Law, means we offer exceptional value for money for Employees seeking professional advice.
There are clear guidelines for Courts and Tribunals to apply when they are assessing injury to feelings awards. These are known as Vento bands. From the 6 April 2020 these are as follows:
- £900 – £9,000 for lower band offences; This usually involves one off incidents / one act of discrimination.
- £9,000 – £27,000 for middle band offences; This covers more serious incidents and where the upper band is not suitable. So it may include more acts of discrimination.
- £27,000 to £45,000 for upper band offences. The upper band is for the most serious acts of discrimination such as campaigns, multiple acts, vendettas which have significantly impacted the employee causing significant levels of stress, anxiety and depression.