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5 Preventing discrimination

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The cost of claims being brought by employees against their employers is rising. In the United Kingdom there were more than 100,000 applications to employment tribunals in 2001, the number of cases having risen by 135% over the past 10 years.

This statistic should prevent any employer from thinking that it couldn’t happen to them. For the small to medium-sized business, who may not be insured against such eventualities, litigation has been known to jeopardise their future viability and, in some cases, has resulted in the business closing entirely.

This chapter offers advice to managers and employers on how to avoid this ...

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