Is your business compliant with discrimination law?
If you provide services, goods or facilities to members of the public, whether paid or unpaid, it’s important that you abide by the latest discrimination laws, as set out in the Equality Act 2010. If you’re found in breach of the Act, the damages you’ll pay will range from £750 to £30,000.
Whether you’re running a pub or restaurant, a hotel or boarding house, a cinema or theatre, a school or nursery or a plumbing business or building company, compliance with the Act is essential. Our latest Briefing Note, courtesy of Employment Law Services Partner Paul Maynard, is a guide to discrimination in the provision of goods and services.
It outlines the protected characteristics (characteristics you must not discriminate against); the differences between direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation; discrimination arising from disability, failure to make reasonable adjustments and the likely penalties for breaching discrimination law.
Please bear in mind that our Briefing Notes are intended as introductory guides only, so should not be relied on as legal advice. For advice specific to your business email Paul Maynard or call 01323 435 900.
Posted: 15 May 2012