Workplace Discrimination Solicitors

Discrimination in the workplace can occur on a number of grounds

Employment Services
Discrimination and Whistle Blowing

Discrimination in the workplace can occur on a number of grounds:

  • Sex/gender
  • Race
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Sexual orientation
  • Pregnancy
  • Religious beliefs

Being discriminated against for one of the above reasons can result in a successful employment tribunal claim against the employer. These types of claims can be emotional and complex. Early dialogue can help resolve issues and potential claims.

Whistle Blowing

Employers should have an interest in uncovering wrongdoing or dangerous practices within the business. They must balance this with the effect releasing details about the practices to people outside the business. Employees who make disclosures to people outside the business about practices they are concerned about can be referred to as whistleblowers.

If an employee is dismissed because he or she has made a “protected disclosure”, it can be automatically unfair giving rise to a substantial claim. “A protective disclosure” has a technical meaning and what the employee has actually done needs to be considered carefully against the legislation.

The dismissal of an employee in a whistle blowing situation must be considered carefully before action is taken. Having a whistle blowing policy in place can help avoid problems about disclosures happening in the first place.

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    Andrew Stockton - Head of department

    After graduating from Leeds University, Andrew trained with the firm and qualified as a solicitor in 1984. He has specialised in commercial work since 1989 building a solid reputation for advising a wide variety of clients – from small start up ventures to national organisations.

    Paul Hatton

    Paul takes pride in being a “problem solver” for his clients. In commercial litigation and employment matters he advises clients on a broad range of disputes and problems in the civil courts, striving to nip problems in the bud and minimise the impact on you or your business. Paul studied law at the University of Liverpool and qualified in 2005. He joined Dootsons in 2013, after working for law firms in Bolton and Altrincham, and became a Partner at Dootsons in May 2016. Paul is also an LSM accredited mediator.