If you consider that you are being discriminated at work then seeking advice and support from our expert lawyers is essential. We understand how difficult these types of situations can be and how vulnerable it may make you feel.
What is protected from discrimination?
The Equality Act 2010 lists the characteristics that are protected and each type of discrimination that can occur, the protected characteristics are the following:
- Age discrimination
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
Has someone suffered a detriment because of having one of the protected characteristics listed above?
It is unlawful (in brief here) for employers to discriminate in:
- The terms of employment offered
- Subjecting the employee to any other detriment
Discrimination claims can be complex and stressful, it is important to act and seek advice quickly as any claim to the Employment Tribunal is time limited.