Why LABD is necessary

Surveys by both Prospect and Slater and Gordon from 2018 revealed that between 35 – 37 per cent of women had been sexually harassed at work in the last twelve months.

The high costs of tribunal litigation prevent workplace discrimination disputes from going to court or puts claimants at a disadvantage compared to their employers due to the imbalance of resources.

It is in society’s interest that victims of sexual harassment and other discrimination at work receive the support necessary to have their cases tried in court. It is particularly important that cases against large organisation with extensive resources are tried in public as they set the standard for the wider industry and ensure the Equality Act is upheld for everyone, irrespective of financial status.

We are the first charity in the UK committed to providing legal aid to victims of sexual harassment and other discrimination bringing legal claims against their employer in the Courts of England and Wales.

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