We help charities, public bodies, membership bodies, employers and other organisations to comply with their obligations under the Equality Act. We review and draft equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) policies and procedures. We advise on inclusion of minorities, particularly where there are competing interests, including advice on lawful positive action.
Our Employment and Dispute Resolution teams also help with bringing or defending Equality Act complaints and claims by beneficiaries, service users, employees, members and volunteers.
- A large national charity wished to improve the diversity of its trustee board by selecting candidates based on race, gender and other protected characteristics. We advised on the lawful application of positive action measures under the Equality Act 2010.
- We advised CGD Europe on the high profile claim by Maya Forstater in the Employment Tribunal concerning transgender rights and the right to express views on sex and gender identity