At Taylor&Emmet we believe that everyone should be treated equally. Not only does the firm oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination but we are actively committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging equality and diversity in our workplace through our own policies and procedures.
We particularly recognise the difficulties which many disabled people face in employment or when accessing our services. We therefore offer a wide range of services to support, advise and where necessary litigate on behalf of disabled people who have suffered the effects of discrimination
T&E Equality - Discrimination law
The services we provide which aim to advise and support disabled people include the following:
- Advice and support for people who are facing discrimination at work or who have been dismissed as a result of discrimination
- Probate services for disabled clients
T&E Equality - Case studies
Disability discrimination – right to access education
We advised a mother about her son’s right to access education under the Equality Act 2010 and the reasonable adjustments that his school should make for him as a result of his disability. The school agreed to make the adjustments and the he was able return to education without the need to issue legal proceedings.
Disability discrimination - failure to make reasonable adjustments
We recently acted for an employee who was made redundant because of a disability after over 20 years’ service with her employer. We represented the client at a Tribunal hearing where we were successful in getting a Judgment not only of unfair dismissal but also of discrimination relating to her disability and failure to make reasonable adjustments because her employer relied on disability related absence when they took the decision to make her redundant.
Sexual orientation discrimination - harassment at work
We have also recently pursued a claim in the Employment Tribunal on behalf of a client who was harassed on the grounds of sexual orientation. Despite being heterosexual he was subjected to homophobic bullying and the Tribunal agreed that not only had he been unfairly dismissed but that he had also been the victim of work place bullying on the grounds of sexual orientation.