Knight-Webb Solicitors

Knight-Webb Solicitors have particular expertise in handling complex discrimination claims. Workplace discrimination is unlawful if the reason for the treatment is age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity. A claimant or potential claimant in a discrimination claim should consider whether to serve a statutory questionnaire on the employer to obtain statistical and other information, which may be relevant to the claim.

The sanction for not answering a questionnaire within a reasonable time or answering evasively or inadequately is that in certain circumstances, the tribunal may draw adverse inferences against the employer. Under the Equality Act 2010, direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, victimisation and harassment because of age in the sphere of employment and vocational training is prohibited.