Six-figure Settlement of Discrimination Claim against Investment Management Company

 Jennifer Sole and our Employment Team in London recently concluded a claim which involved allegations of direct and indirect disability discrimination, discrimination arising from disability and harassment of an employee by her US financial services employer, following her diagnosis with terminal cancer.

Jennifer successfully negotiated the dispute just hours prior to the 3-day Tribunal hearing, achieving a six-figure settlement sum; which Counsel advised was around 4 times the value of any award which would be made following a Tribunal “win” on all counts. The settlement agreement contained a very limited “gagging” clause, enabling the Claimant’s widower to talk about the case and its conclusion factually, while avoiding the need to give evidence in stressful, uncertain and sad circumstances, following his wife’s death.