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?

It can be difficult to prove that you were discriminated against because of your protected characteristic (such as race or age). To prove discrimination you must show the link between your treatment and your personal characteristic. As a result, you will need circumstantial evidence of intent. Few employers will come right out and say that they are discriminating against you for an illegal reason.

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.

Contact our employment discrimination law solicitors today

To discuss your employment law issue or to find out more information about your specific discrimination, please contact the FMB workplace discrimination Solicitors team today on 01254 274 700 or send us an e-mail to info@fmbsolicitors.co.uk. Alternatively, you can contact us using the form below.

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