Do you understand the Equality Act 2010 and it’s revised rules against discrimination? Have you updated your policies and trained your staff?
The Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010, amalgamating a number of different pieces of existing discrimination legislation into one. Under the revised rules, employees can bring claims on the grounds of Age, Disability, Gender reassignment, Race, Religion or belief, Sex, Sexual orientation, Marriage/civil partnership and Pregnancy/maternity. You can even be held responsible for harassment of your staff by customers if you don’t act to prevent it happening.
Many businesses have not updated their policies and procedures for several years, and are at risk of falling foul of the Equality Act 2010 regulations through a lack of knowledge of the changes. At Backhouse Solicitors we can update your policies to keep them compliant, train your staff and defend you against expensive discrimination claims.
The benefits for your business:
- Up to date policies and procedures help reduce tribunal claims
- Training staff in the rules can prevent problems from happening in the first place
- Expert defence against claims will save you precious time and money
Don’t let equality laws catch you out – contact us on 01245 893400 or email [email protected] to speak to one of our expert employment law solicitors.