Posted by Matthew Hendra, Solicitor
Our client was an employee at a large PLC who resigned a result of discrimination. Following protracted negotiations between ourselves and the Employer, compensation was agreed under a settlement agreement.
A couple of recent discrimination cases have dealt with employees who do not have a “protected characteristic” (age, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or disability). These employees have alleged that they have been discriminated against because of their association with someone who does. This is called associated discrimination.