Employment

We’ve achieved groundbreaking awards for clients from many walks of life including financial services, high-end retail, education, manufacturing, airlines, healthcare and law, in both the US and UK.

We can help you get redress and compensation if you’ve been harassed, discriminated against or paid unfairly. We’ve changed the way institutions treat people and won major awards for our clients on both sides of the Atlantic. 

  • Discrimination in the Workplace

    Whether it’s due to your sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, religious belief or race, we help achieve justice if you’ve experienced discrimination.

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  • The Equality Act – England & Wales

    You are protected under the Equality Act 2010 from being discriminated against on the grounds of a protected characteristic. This applies whether you are an employee, self-employed, working through an agency, a company director, a partner of a firm or on secondment.

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  • Harassment, Bullying, Stress at Work

    Harassment and bullying can hurt your career and your life. If you’re experiencing bullying, sexist or racist remarks, or unwanted sexual advances at work, we can help.

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  • Title VII – United States

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law prohibiting discrimination against employees and applicants. If you think you may have suffered discrimination at work, prompt legal advice is a good idea.

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  • Unfair and Constructive Dismissal – UK

    If you feel you’ve been dismissed unfairly, or if the way you’ve been treated has made it impossible for you to continue in your job, you may have a claim against your employer.

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  • Whistleblowing and Victimisation/ Retaliation

    If you complain about illegal discrimination and your employer then takes action against you, that’s illegal, and you have legal rights. You’re also protected if you make a complaint about other kinds of unlawful activity you’ve encountered at work. We have represented whistleblowers in the US and UK. If you’re worried about being retaliated against, or about other unlawful activity in your company, getting legal advice is a good idea.

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  • Equal Pay

    If you suspect your firm is discriminating against you by paying you less than others doing the same work, we can help you negotiate a settlement or bring a legal case.

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I will always be grateful for your unwavering support of me. Equally, I will always be grateful for showing me how to find my voice and strength.

Title IX case against UCLA, client confidential

It was such a weight off our shoulders; suddenly somebody else with a lot more experience was managing the case.

Sandeep Mander, Mander v. Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

We really thought that there was nothing that anybody could do for us. We were wrong.

Dr Celeste Kidd, Aslin et al v. University of Rochester et al

To get the result you got you must be as tough with your legal opposites as you are kind and understanding to your clients.

AOA client, confidential

Compared with other law firms I’ve worked with, no one matches the combination that McO has of experience, brilliance, ferocious fighting and deep empathy for their clients.

Dr Holly Atkinson, Atkinson et al v. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. et al

Because my case could not bear public scrutiny, a very powerful institution used massive financial resources to try to crush me for asking for my disability rights. This was a huge mistake, as they didn’t know that I would obtain McO representation. I couldn’t ask for better representation.

Disability Rights client, confidential

I would like to say from bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you to all the team. Now I can go and forget my former employer. God bless you all.

Unfair Dismissal client, confidential