BIRMINGHAM, England, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Employment experts at DBS Law are warning that government plans to reduce compensation levels at Employment Tribunals will increase discrimination at work.
A review of employment law announced today by Lib Dem minister Ed Davey is likely to lead to a dramatic decrease in the level of compensation that women and workers from ethnic minorities can win when they are unfairly treated by their bosses.
The government's stated aim is to reduce what they say are a raising number of vexatious claims for discrimination. Lawyers at DBS say the assertion is spurious and the proposed solution to non-existent problem in nonsensical.
Head of Employment at DBS Law, Paul Griffin, said "There has been an increase in claims of discrimination in the last six months; this is due to employers not following correct procedure in a mad dash to reduce head count ahead of another downturn in the economy.
"Cutting compensation to victims of discrimination will not deter vexatious claims; half of something for nothing is still a good deal after all. The only effect will be to reward bad employers who disadvantage women and ethnic minority workers, legitimising an unpleasant trend in employment practice.
"40,000 jobs have been made redundant every month for the last year and this rate is set to increase. Relaxing restriction on discrimination at work will mean a greater proportion of these workers will be from protected groups, women, black and ethnic minorities and older and younger workers."
Note to Editors: DBS Law is a Birmingham based Solicitors providing a wide range of legal services including a national personal injury firm CTS.
SOURCE DBS Law