Farore Law will advise on the following: gender discrimination; sexual harassment; sexuality discrimination and harassment; pregnancy or parental-leave or maternity discrimination; discrimination arising from part-time, flexible working or gender re-assignment. Farore Law will advise and act for clients in civil court and tribunal matters, whether arising in the work place or elsewhere. Suzanne McKie QC alone has over 25 years' experience of handling cases involving these particular areas of law, from the initial investigation/internal grievance through to the appellate courts, both in the tribunal and civil court systems.
Lack of equal pay for women is still very much with us. The in-built biases that cause women to be treated less favourably, directly or indirectly, through their salary and compensation can be tackled effectively with the right advice and legal analysis. Sometimes litigating is the only way to address these issues, but mediation can frequently a very useful way to resolve matters.
Whether you think you are doing the same, similar or equally important work as the person earning more than you Farore Law will advise you on the next steps in gathering the relevant evidence and making, if appropriate a formal complaint. We will also advise on equal pay audits.
Mental ill health, including PTSD and major depression, can result in disability discrimination, most often for reasons arising as a consequence of the mental illness, or from a failure to make reasonable adjustments. Mental illness is also a very frequent consequence of sex discrimination, sexual or sexuality harassment and sexual assault. Having a lawyer that truly empathises and addresses these issues early in the process is crucial. Farore Law will consider whether clients have a stand-alone claim related to your mental health issues or whether such a claim is best added to any discrimination or other civil claim that may have arise from harassment or assault. Farore Law will be able to advise clients on and connect them with the best medical health consultants to assist a client through the recovery process.
Sexual assaults occur more often than society is willing to accept, in many different circumstances. Victims often find it difficult to make complaints and often do not receive the support from others that they need. Victims may not be willing or feel capable of involving the Police. But whether you have or haven't made a complaint to the Police, Farore Law will advise you whether you have a potential civil claim and whether such a claim would work for you. Suzanne McKie QC has this year successfully obtained very significant settlements at mediation for victims sexually assaulted both inside and outside the workplace.
Where one or more allegations of sex discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual assault has been made Farore Law will be able to investigate on behalf of organisations or assist the victim in managing any internal process. Where you have suffered sex discrimination, harassment or sexual assault, or you are suffering from mental incapacity caused by mental illness, you may need advice on regulatory matters where you or the perpetrator are regulated by a professional body.
Suzanne McKie QC in particular has extensive experience in dealing with regulatory matters, including in relation to the FCA, SRA, GMC and BSB.
Farore Law will always advise its clients on the option of mediation, whether private or judicial, as this can very often be the best solution in sensitive cases.
Suzanne McKie QC is an accredited mediator able to provide services mediating all claims and all complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, mental illness and sexual assault.