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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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"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."
Jonathan English, Managing Director – Skeleton
"‘Very personable’ practice head Nic Elliott, also leads the employee investigation team which handles large-scale investigations, in particular regarding fraud, whistleblowing and harassment."
The Legal 500 2018 (Employment)
“I’ve worked with Nic and the team at Actons since I founded the business. They’ve supported our success and provided great advice at each stage as we’ve grown and developed as a business. They’re commercial, proactive and personable, and I can’t recommend them enough.”
Billy Berridge: Managing Director – Dewey Group
Actons advise on a wide range of employment and HR issues for owner-managed businesses and SMEs, as well as household name clients such as Iceland Foods and Bistrot Pierre. The team's key strengths include advising on Employment Tribunals, absence management and providing training. James Symons, who was promoted to director, is 'friendly, calm and incredibly knowledgeable'. Practice head Nic Elliott is an 'engaging partner' and maintains a strong 'rapport' with his clients.
The Legal 500 2021: Employment

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