Discrimination in the employment context can arise in the recruitment process; the day-to-day work environment; in your contract, pay and benefits; in your promotion or lack of it; or in the choice for redundancy or the termination of an employment contract.
It is against the law to discriminate against people in the workplace due to the ‘protected characteristics’, which are:
- being or becoming a transsexual person
- being married or in a civil partnership
- being pregnant or having a child
- race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
- religion, belief or lack of religion/belief
- sexual orientation
We know that being treated less favourably at work can be both degrading and humiliating. If you are being treated less favourably at work for one of these characteristics, we can support you to resolve the situation.
Our committed employment lawyers are dedicated to resolving your situation through negotiation, clear presentation of the facts, and considered and proportionate legal argument whilst always being aware that this is often a very sensitive and challenging situation for all parties. We will also, of course, vigorously promote and protect your interests in any action that arises from discrimination.
We can also act for you if you are being unfairly treated for a reason that is not one of the Equality Act ‘protected characteristics’, such as membership of a trade union, or if you have a grievance.
Please call our dedicated Employment Hotline for any advice or information on employment-related matters.
+44 (0) 20 7429 3906 — Lines open 9am–9pm — 7 days a week