Every individual deserves to feel comfortable and accepted in their workplace. If you feel you are being treated differently due to a particular characteristic, you may be facing employment discrimination.
In certain instances, our employment team may be able to support you with bringing a discrimination claim. Call us free today on 0808 164 0808.
Preventing discrimination at work
The Equality Act 2010 seeks to prevent discrimination in the workplace. It sets out nine ‘protected characteristics’, making it illegal for you to be discriminated against on the basis of:
- Gender Reassignment
- Marriage or Civil Partnership
- Pregnancy and Maternity
- Religion or Belief
- Sexual Orientation
The Equality Act 2010 and surrounding law protects employees against discrimination before they commence work, during their employment, and on termination of their employment. The following areas of employment are safeguarded against discrimination:
- Employment terms and conditions
- Pay and benefits
- Promotion and transfer opportunities