Discrimination at Work
You may have been discriminated against if you have been treated unfairly at work because of your:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion and belief
- Sexual orientation.
These are known as protected characteristics.
You are not required to have been continuously employed for 2 years or more to bring a claim for discrimination.
Discrimination Lawyers for Employees
There are different forms of discrimination:
Direct Discrimination – where an employee with a protected characteristic has been treated unfairly because of that characteristic.
Indirect Discrimination – where an employee with a protected characteristic is placed at a disadvantage because of a workplace practice in comparison to other employees without a characteristic and the employer cannot justify the workplace practice.
Harassment – when an employee with a protected characteristic is subjected to unwanted behaviour which the employee finds offensive or which makes the employee feel intimidated or humiliated.
Victimisation – when an employee is treated differently or unfairly because the employee has raised or offered support in relation to a discrimination complaint against the employer.