Settlement achieved in Equality Act 2010 claim

Jessica Bass and Victoria Simon recently secured a successful settlement for their client acting in a discrimination claim under the Equality Act 2010. The claim was against two responsible bodies that provide education for students under section 91 of the Equality Act 2010, in relation to the treatment our client received during their training placement.

Acting on a no-win-no-fee basis, Curzon Green assisted in bringing claims for breach of contract, bullying, harassment, victimisation and direct discrimination against the responsible bodies in the way that they provided education to our client, afforded access to education and by subjecting our client to detriments throughout the course. The Defendants denied liability in pre-action correspondence and proceedings were subsequently issued, which both Defendants defended. The case involved complex arguments relating to the legal status of the Defendants under the Equality Act 2010 and the relationship between them, particularising the acts of discrimination against each of the Defendants, limitation of those acts and assessing the causal link between the discriminatory acts of each of the Defendants and our client’s losses. 

The claim settled prior to a case management conference taking place and the five-figure settlement sum included compensation for our client’s losses and injury to feelings, and also included a settlement for our client’s legal costs.