Discrimination Claims Solicitors

Discrimination Claims
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Cartwright King’s diligent Discrimination Lawyers provide sound legal advice and sure guidance in discrimination claims. If you’re discriminated against, Cartwright King will make sure your voice is heard and your legal rights are respected. If you’re accused of discrimination, we can help defend your reputation.

If you’re discriminated against at work it can be distressing. Equally, if you’re a business accused of discrimination against staff, it can damage your reputation, spark bad press and change public perceptions of your company. 

Get in touch now to speak to a dedicated Cartwright King Discrimination Lawyer.

How can Cartwright King help? 

Discrimination claims can be traumatic for victims and those accused. With so much at stake, Cartwright King’s Discrimination Solicitors, offer reliable, up to date legal advice throughout your case. We ensure that you’re represented fairly, respectfully and without judgement. Here’s how we can can help:

  • Age discrimination cases
  • Disability discrimination cases
  • Gender reassignment discrimination cases
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership discrimination
  • Pregnancy and maternity discrimination 
  • Race discrmination cases
  • Religious discrimination cases
  • Sex discrimination cases
  • Sexual orientation discrimination cases
  • Unfair and constructive dismissal cases related to discrimination
  • Representation at an Employment Tribunal

Specialist legal advice and guidance

The law that applies to discrimination is always evolving. That’s why Cartwright King ensures that you are represented by a specialist Discrimination Lawyer who keeps up to date with the all legal changes and knows what it takes to get justice for you.

Call or email us now to speak to an experienced Discrimination Solicitor.

Why choose Cartwright King?

Whether you’re the victim of discrimination in the workplace or a business accused of discrimination, having an experienced Cartwright King Discrimination Lawyer in your corner ensures that your legal rights are fully protected.

Cartwright King is recognised for its professionalism and reliability by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. You can trust us to put your best interests first throughout your case. We listen, we understand and we care about achieving the right outcome for you.

Free initial phone call

Starting with a free, 30-minute initial phone discussion, Cartwright King can take instructions for your case, anywhere across the UK. 

There’s no substitute for speaking to a specialist lawyer when dealing with a discrimination case. For immediate action, call us or email us for your free* initial discussion. 

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Agree how you want to proceed

*Please be aware that this is a ‘get to know you’ call and no advice will be given.

Employment Tribunal Fees

Every employment tribunal case is different which is why we can only offer an estimate of costs based on our many years of experience. We provide estimates to show the likely fees you would need to pay to Cartwright King to reach the conclusion of a full hearing at an employment tribunal. (Barristers’ or advocates’ fees to represent you in the hearing itself are extra and set out under the Disbursements section).

Employment Tribunal Fees

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Frequently asked questions.

What is direct discrimination?

Direct discrimination often targets an individual in the workplace.

Direct discrimination is where an employer discriminates against an employee if it treats that employee less favourably than it treats, or would treat, another person in the same or similar circumstances, and the reason for less favourable treatment is a protected characteristic.

A straightforward example of direct discrimination might be that a suitably qualified woman would have been promoted if she had been a man.

What is indirect discrimination?

Indirect discrimination occurs when a rule or a policy (otherwise known as a provision, criteria or practice or “PCP”) applies to everybody equally, but disadvantages one group with a particular protected characteristic more than others.

One example of this would be the refusal by the employer to allow any part-time working. This policy may be applied to everybody equally, but it would disadvantage women as a group more than men because statistically more women have child care responsibilities.

Who can bring a claim for discrimination?

Job applicants can claim if they are turned down for a position by reason of a protected characteristic.
Current employees can claim against a prospective employer for acts of discrimination faced within the workplace
Ex-employees and ex-workers can also claim against their ex-employers in some circumstances.

How can I defend a tribunal claim against my company?

If an employee brings a Tribunal claim against your company (or you as an individual), you can file a defence through the Employment Tribunal. Our specialist Discrimination Lawyers can guide you through this litigation process and represent you at Tribunal hearings.

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