Your place of work should be a safe and welcoming place. However that is not the case but there are laws in place to protect you from discrimination in the work place.

Research has shown that 1-5 adults have experienced discrimination at work.

The EQUALITY ACT 2010 set out nine protected characteristics, which means that it is illegal for you to be discriminated against because of:

• Age

• Disability

• Gender Reassignment

• Marriage or Civil Partnership (As related to your employment)

• Pregnancy and Maternity

• Race

• Religion or Belief

• Sex

• Sexual Orientation

These protections are designed to ensure that all individuals receive fair treatment in their employment, regardless of personal attributes or circumstances. Discrimination can manifest in various forms, and those include:

Direct discrimination: Treating someone less favourably because of a protected characteristic.

Indirect discrimination: Implementing policies or practices that put certain people at a disadvantage with those protected characteristics.

Harassment: Unwanted behaviour  related to a protected characteristic that violates someone’s dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating, or offensive environment.

Victimisation: Treating someone unfairly because they have made o supported a complaint about discrimination.

Unfortunately, people often suffer workplace bullying and harassment in relation to these characteristics and receive unfavourable treatment because of them.

This can include being passed over for promotions, receiving unjustified negative reviews, or even facing termination based on discriminatory reasons. Such experiences can significantly impact your mental health, job performance, and overall well being.

Addressing workplace discrimination is challenging and may require legal intervention to protect your interests.

If you believe that you have been discriminated against in your place of work, it is crucial to seek legal advice. Our expert solicitors specialise in employment law and provide both legal and emotional support to those who have faced or are facing discrimination in the workplace.

We understand the complexities of these cases and are committed to
fighting for your rights.

For more information, please contact us at 0330 107 5079