Gender reassignment discrimination claims
If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination because of your gender reassignment, our employment law solicitors can help.
Gender reassignment discrimination cases
Gender reassignment discrimination can occur in several forms; direct and indirect.
Direct discrimination is when you are discriminated against solely on the basis of your gender reassignment. Indirect discrimination is when you are discriminated against by perception or association with certain groups or communities of people.
Gender reassignment discrimination is covered in the Equality Act, as part of its remit to ensure that no one is discriminated against on the basis of their gender or sexual orientation.
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Legal advice without jargon and fixed solicitor fees
We offer legal advice without jargon and we will agree our fixed fee with you upfront before any work starts. This allows you to you know exactly what the costs will be at all stages of your discrimination claim.
Once we have provided you with a written quote for the agreed work to be done, that price will not change unless the original information we are given is shown to be incorrect or circumstances change.
We offer fixed fees for our employment law services. Our employment solicitors can produce a detailed report for you, and if you want to progress with your discrimination claim, your employment solicitor can help you negotiate a settlement with your employer.
Our service is completely confidential, and because we only represent individuals and not employers, you can have peace of mind, knowing that your case is being handled with the expertise and the sensitivity you would expect from expert employment law solicitors.
There are time limits for pursuing your claim in the employment tribunal, so it is important that you get specialist legal advice as soon as possible.
How much compensation could I get for my gender reassignment discrimination claim?
Every workplace discrimination case is different. While there are no limits to compensation awards in gender reassignment discrimination cases, strict time limits are imposed. For example, if you are thinking of making a claim at the employment tribunal, it must be lodged within three months less one day of the discrimination incident, or the last incident, if you have been suffering ongoing discrimination.
Before starting employment tribunal proceedings you must first notify ACAS with details of your claim. ACAS will then attempt a conciliation with your employer. If this is unsuccessful, the employment tribunal time limit may be extended by up to month from the date of the ACAS early conciliation certificate, and your gender reassignment discrimination claim can then be progressed to the employment tribunal.
Funding your employment law claim
We provide fixed fee employment law services. We can provide a 1 hour consultation with an employment solicitor for £240 (including VAT) or a comprehensive claims report for £450 (including VAT).
We also offer hourly rate services for more complex employment claims and funding through legal expenses insurance (LEI).
Making a discrimination at work claim
To make a discrimination claim, it must relate to a protected characteristic and early conciliation must be started within 3 months, less one day, of the discrimination taking place. If this criteria hasn't been met, the tribunal is unlikely to have the power to hear your case and we’ll be unable to help with your case at this time.
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