Employee Discrimination

Specialist legal advice for employees in difficult situations

We understand that discrimination can occur at any stage in the employment relationship from recruitment through to training opportunities, promotion, pay and ultimately dismissal.

If you have been treated less favourably by your employer or put at a disadvantage because you have a ‘protected characteristic’, you may have a claim for discrimination. Under the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, sex, disability, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, race, and religion or belief.

Hart Brown’s experienced employment team offer specialist advice and assistance to employees in all areas of employment related discrimination.

If you think you have been discriminated against by your employer we will guide you through the legal maze of rules and regulations. Since discrimination can be a very personal matter we will deal sensitively and sympathetically with your claim.

Whilst we will take your claim all the way to the employment tribunal, if we believe that is the best way to achieve what you want, in the meantime we will use our negotiation skills, experience and expertise to try to achieve a negotiated settlement on the best possible terms.

To speak to an employment law expert for help with a discrimination issue or any other employment law matter call, email or request a call back from one of our specialist employment lawyers.

 

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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