Discrimination & Whistleblowing

Discrimination and whistleblowing cases are often complex and the financial costs can be high. The correct strategic and legal advice is crucial in successfully navigating the minefield that is discrimination and whistleblowing law, whether bringing or defending claims for clients, or working to prevent claims in the future.

Our employment lawyers have a wealth of experience acting in discrimination and whistleblowing cases, providing commercial and pragmatic advice and, if necessary, adopting the appropriate level of force in litigation. As our employment team acts for both employers and employees, we have a unique understanding of legal arguments and tactics used by both parties.

For employers, unlimited liability means that discrimination and whistleblowing claims can be time consuming and costly, both financially and in terms of reputation. The reduced cap on compensation for unfair dismissal claims also means that claimants are more likely than ever to include discrimination or whistleblowing elements to their claims to exert maximum leverage on employers to settle their claims.

Our employment lawyers also advise on minimising the risk of successful discrimination and whistleblowing claims by providing proper internal policies, procedures and training to protect the employer. Our team will take the time to understand employers’ wider commercial drivers and ensure that they receive the information they need to minimise their potential risk.

Representative Discrimination & Whistleblowing Work

Examples of our employment team’s discrimination & whistleblowing work include:

  • Advised a former employee of a global financial services company in relation to unfair dismissal and discrimination claims resulting in an appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal and substantial award in our client’s favour.
  • Successfully handling a strike out application for misconceived claims of sex discrimination against a high end London restaurant.
  • Successfully defending a pregnancy discrimination claim against a well-known recruitment sector client including a successful claim for costs for our client.
  • Successfully defending claims for sex, race and age discrimination and a claim for equal pay brought against a client in the financial services sector by a former employee.

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