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Legal Aid for ‘discrimination at work’ cases now available from Cartwright King Solicitors.

If you have been discriminated against at work (or when job hunting) because of a ‘protected characteristic’ you may have a claim under the Equality Act 2010.

The protected characteristics under the Equality Act are:

• Age;
• Disability; 
• Gender reassignment;
• Marriage & civil partnership;
• Pregnancy & maternity;
• Race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins);
• Religion or belief (including a lack of religion or belief);
• Sex;
• Sexual orientation.

In an exciting new development Cartwright King has won a specialist Legal Aid contract to provide legal advice and assistance to victims of discrimination.  This new contract covers the Midlands and the East and means our expert employment law team can now offer free face to face appointments from our Nottingham and Leicester offices, providing you qualify for Legal Aid. (Depending on your circumstances we may also be able to assist you if you are based outside the Midlands).

Until some time in the spring or summer of 2020 individuals wanting to book a free appointment with us must contact Civil Legal Advice first. They will assess your eligibility for Legal Aid based on your financial circumstances and merits of your case. You can contact Civil Legal Advice through their website [https://www.gov.uk/civil-legal-advice ] or by calling 0345 345 345. Lines are Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm and Saturday 9am to 12.30. If you are worried about the cost of the call you can request call back.

If you do not qualify for Legal Aid but wish to pursue a discrimination complaint talk to us about how we can help you on a private paying basis. Contact us on 0808 168 5550 or info@cartwrightking.co.uk and you will put through to one of our employment law specialists. To read more about unlawful discrimination visit our website:
https://cartwrightking.co.uk/areas-of-practice/Employment/direct-discrimination/

 

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