You may be clear that you have been subjected to discrimination, or you may be having issues at work related to a protected characteristic. Whatever workplace issue you might be experiencing, our expert lawyers will take time to understand the facts, and your objectives, and are committed to providing practical advice on your situation to help you to reach a resolution. We regularly advise partners and LLP members on all forms of discrimination, together with any other claims they may have.

Under the Equality Act 2010, employees and partners are protected against discrimination on the grounds of:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race (which covers ethnic or national origin, nationality and colour)
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

Discrimination can be classified as direct, indirect, harassment or victimization.

Our experience in the professional services and financial sectors makes us well placed to advise partners operating in these areas. As well as acting for partners we also act for employers and firms. This means we know how both sides respond to various tactics, making us well placed to develop a strategy with you to achieve your objective, whether that is to bring a claim, to secure compensation, to negotiate your exit or to stay with the firm and bring about a change to prevent others being treated in the same way.

In many cases, bringing a claim is not the answer. Firms are sensitive to allegations of discrimination and we know the tactics to bring about swift settlement. However, if bringing a claim is the best way to help you, our lawyers have a wealth of experience representing employees and partners in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

We regularly advise on situations involving senior executives, hedge fund or private equity partners and partners in professional practices. We are very familiar with these sectors and the types of personalities involved. We provide targeted and effective advice.

How Fox & Partners can help…

  • provide you with advice on your firm’s and your fellow partners’ obligations to you
  • advise you on any claims you may have
  • represent you in any internal process
  • represent you at an Employment Tribunal
  • negotiate with your firm on your behalf to resolve any dispute.