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Equality & diversity

As an employer you have a duty to encourage equality and diversity and to comply with discrimination law. Discrimination issues can be complex, costly and damaging to your reputation.

Discrimination law protects employees, workers and others on the grounds of sex, race, age, disability, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We can help you:

  • Prevent discrimination claims
  • Defend claims and represent you in the Employment Tribunal
  • Put policies in place to protect your business
  • Training courses for management and team leaders on their obligations
  • We can also provide advice and training on how to comply with organisations obligations under discrimination law, including the provision of goods and services and making reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

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The Legal 500 2018 (Employment)
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"Actons have worked with Leicester College on employment matters for a number of years. They have a good understanding of our needs as an employer, the work we do and the environment within which we operate. The advice they provide is unfailingly prompt, practical and clear about the actions we need to take and the potential risks for the College. When needed Actons have successfully and effectively represented the College in dealing with Employment Tribunal and other claims."
Rod Wood, Director of Human Resources at Leicester College
"Actons have acted for NEST Management Limited for over 10 years on all legal matters including a range of complex agreements, trademarks, property and employment. During that time Simon has been our key advisor and has helped us in all aspects of our legal requirements. We are delighted to work with Simon who we see as vital extension of our own team and an important part of our Company’s success."
Gerard Turvey, Managing Director of NEST Management
"Nic is an exceptional lawyer with fantastic people skills. He was able to quickly get under the skin of our business, challenge us on how things should be structured legally and delivered documentation that is effective and simple to understand. He brings a wealth of large corporate experience and can apply it to your business whether you are an SME or a larger corporate. I can't ever see us needing to look elsewhere for our employment law needs."
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