What is workplace discrimination law?
In the workplace it is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of Age, Disability, Pregnancy, Race. Religious Belief, Gender or Sexual Orientation. Employees are protected against unfair treatment by the Equality Act 2010.
Discrimination can come in the following forms:
- Direct discrimination – treating someone with a protected characteristic less favourably than another person.
- Indirect discrimination. Putting rules or arrangements in place that apply to everyone, but put someone with a protected characteristic at an unfair disadvantage.
- Harassment. Unwanted behaviour towards someone with a protected characteristic that violates their dignity or creates a bad environment for them.
- Victimisation. Treating an employee unfairly because they complained about harassment or discrimination.
How hard is it to prove discrimination in the workplace?
When do I need a solicitor for a discrimination law case?
Like unfair dismissal, Workplace discrimination law cases can be highly complex. If you are concerned about your treatment at work and believe you are being unfairly discriminated against, you should seek legal advice and representation as soon as possible .
How can FMB Solicitors help?
At FMB Solicitors, our employment discrimination law solicitors will work to ensure that you are protected from prejudice in the working environment. We understand that anyone being unfairly treated at work is often deeply affected by what has happened to them and we offer a sympathetic and understanding approach to your needs. We know you will want the situation resolved as quickly as possible and so will work with you to achieve a swift solution.