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Sex, age, race, religion and belief, disability, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, fixed term status and part time status.

These are known as “protected characteristics”. If you are discriminated against because of a protected characteristic you are entitled to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal for compensation.

There is no qualifying period of employment required to bring a discrimination claim and no cap on the level of compensation that can be awarded. In addition, compensation can be awarded for “injury to feelings” as well as financial losses that result from discrimination. Therefore, employers need to treat these claims seriously (as well as whistleblowing claims which are similar and also have unlimited compensation).

How we can help

Our specialist employment solicitors have extensive experience in dealing with all types of discrimination claims. We regularly act for individuals where discrimination is a concern. This includes dealing with discrimination issues that arise during disciplinary proceedings or grievances, as well as in the Employment Tribunal. Often, we act for individuals who have discrimination concerns but remain in employment, or the discrimination concerns are raised as part of negotiating exit terms.

We also regularly advise individuals on maternity leave who have problems with their pay, their return to work arrangements or changes to their jobs while they are absent.

We can be strident and robust where appropriate, including when dealing with the largest of employers or professional organisations on behalf of our clients. However, we also always take into account the sensitivity of a situation and our clients’ professional and personal circumstances.

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Our Experience

  • Advising an employee in respect of a claim of age discrimination and unlawful compulsory retirement resulting in a settlement sum in excess of £150,000
  • Acting for an employee of a major retailer on maternity leave, negotiating with her employer to achieve exit terms when she was told she could not return to her previous role after her maternity leave
  • Supporting NHS staff, including Consultants, and University staff, including senior academic staff, with grievances about their treatment at work, including damage to their health, disability discrimination and equal pay
  • Representing various individuals in relation to discrimination claims (including maternity discrimination, disability discrimination, the duty to make reasonable adjustments and equal pay) against former employers, leading to the achievement of six figure settlement sums

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Our Approach

Our specialist team of employment solicitors is described in the independent Legal 500 directory as “excellent”.  In addition, both Partners in our team are recommended by the Legal 500.  Therefore, you can be reassured that you will deal with some of the best employment solicitors in the country.

We are determined and robust on your behalf, but also easy to deal with and clear in our advice.  We will fight your corner but understand that a common sense approach is often required in order to find solutions that work for you in the context of your professional and personal circumstances.

In particular, we offer:

  • Clear and straightforward advice.
  • Cost-effective support and certainty on costs where you need it.
  • Extensive experience of advising senior executives, directors, partners and others with complex employment concerns, including discrimination issues and group claims.
  • A credible team that is used to dealing with and acting against large employers and law firms on behalf of our clients.

Our Approach to Costs

We know that clarity on costs is vitally important to our clients. As standard practice, we give our clients an estimate of the costs involved in undertaking any piece of work at the outset. We then provide costs updates on a regular basis.

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Our Promise & Core Values

Our Promise

The Myerson Promise - Our Partners, team of lawyers and support staff commit to giving our clients more.

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To always give you clear, jargon-free advice.
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To be completely transparent about our fees from the outset.
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Progress every matter in an efficient and timely matter.

Our Core Values

Our core values are at the centre of everything we do.

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We are always professional but ensure that we are friendly and approachable.
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We are determined and enthusiastic about supporting our clients and our people.
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We willingly take responsibility and can be relied on to be commercial, effective and efficient.

Meet Our Specialists

Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.

Joanne Evans

Joanne Evans

Jo is a Partner and Head of our Employment department.

Joanne Henderson

Joanne Henderson

Jo is a Partner in both our Employment and Compliance departments.

Charlotte Gilbert

Charlotte Gilbert

Charlotte is a Senior Solicitor in our Employment department

Helen Littlewood

Helen Littlewood

Helen is a Senior Solicitor in our Employment department

David Jones

David Jones

David is a solicitor in our Employment department

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick is a Solicitor in our Employment department

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