Employment Discrimination Solicitors

Employment discrimination

We offer specialist advice and assistance to employers in all areas of employment related discrimination.

Discrimination is one of the fastest changing areas of employment law affecting all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment, training opportunities, promotion, pay and dismissal.

Employers need to be careful that they do not discriminate in particular against those who may have a protected characteristic such as disability, age, sex, pregnancy/maternity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

You should always deal with discrimination issues promptly as getting it wrong can be costly both financially (because awards of damages in discrimination claims are uncapped) and in terms of damage to your company’s reputation. Having an up-to-date equal opportunities policy in place is essential. They are relatively inexpensive ( a fraction of the cost of a damages award) and offer protection for your business against the risk of being found liable for acts of discrimination carried out by your employees in the course of their employment.

Our experienced team of discrimination lawyers can provide your business with practical, commercial and cost-effective solutions at every stage of the process.

To speak to an employment law expert for help with a discrimination issue or any other employment matter call, email or request a callback.

Who to contact

Jane Crosby

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution & Accredited Mediator

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution & Accredited Mediator

Jane Crosby

Jane is a Partner based in the Guildford office and she is also Head of the Dispute Resolution team here at Hart Brown. Jane specialises in employment Law and commercial litigation and brings more than 15 years' experience to her role.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Jane was employed in the aviation industry. This experience is appreciated by many of Jane's clients who note that she is able to take a commercial and pragmatic approach to any legal issue that they face.

Jane acts for a wide range of individuals and businesses and her areas of specialism include aviation, property related industries and IT. Jane regularly advises on aspects of employment law, such as settlement agreements, employment contracts, policies and procedures, redundancies, equal pay, data protection, issues arising from TUPE and reorganisations, the calculation of holiday pay, bonus and commission payments, disciplinary and grievance issues, dismissal and termination issues, the protection of confidential information and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. Jane gets involved in GDPR training for her clients and she is able to deliver tailored employment law training sessions upon request.

As a commercial litigation lawyer, Jane also deals in shareholder and directors disputes, commercial contract disputes and the enforcement of restrictive covenants.

Jane has been involved in successful high value commercial litigation for clients in the High Courts, she is an accredited mediator and she is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Jane is often asked to write for a number of well known publications, including The Daily Mail, The Telegraph and The Week and she has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4.

Here is small selection of the feedback that Jane has received:

“Jane, I cannot sincerely thank you enough for your wise counsel and am delighted to have made your acquaintance. If I am blessed with a new position somewhere I will hand over my contract in the first instance to you. Likewise, any of my friends, peers, romans and countrymen wanting advice, I will point them in your direction.”

“Jane, you have been most resilient on my behalf for which I sincerely thank you for all your endeavours. I have a tremendous working relationship with Hart Brown and you have undoubtedly compounded this further."

“I appreciated the clarity of advice given at a stressful time”.

“A sensitive and highly professional approach and efficient work in the interests of the client”.

“Your advice, conduct and assistance have been indeed outstanding and very professional but also – and most importantly – very humane”.

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