Frequently asked questions.

Frequently asked questions.

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Should I expect a higher payout if I have been discriminated against?

You may be able to bring a claim of discrimination in the Employment Tribunal if you have, broadly, been subjected to unfavourable treatment because of a protected characteristic that you possess, or somebody else possesses – the protected characteristics are: age, sex, race, religious or philosophical belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy & maternity.

If you have a potential discrimination case against your employer then it might improve the value of your potential Employment Tribunal claim (and therefore what you are able to seek in settlement for the claim) – you may be able to argue that you suffered an injury to your feelings, for example, or that your employer should pay a sum in respect of aggravated damages to you. However, discrimination claims can be difficult to prove and, further, employers quite often vigorously fight them: no-one wants to be publicly accused of discrimination, particularly when it may seriously damage your business’ reputation.

Our experienced employment solicitors will help you to assert your potential discrimination claim and seek to improve the value of your settlement agreement.