employment law advice

Discrimination in the workplace refers to unfavourable treatment by an employer or work colleague because of:

  • age
  • disability
  • marriage or civil partnership
  • pregnancy
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • gender
  • sexual orientation

There are laws in place to protect workers. If you can prove that you have been treated less favourably than other employees because of these reasons, under Employment Law, you may be able to claim unlawful discrimination.

Discrimination could take place at any stage of the employment process, during the recruitment stage, during your employment or after your employment has ended. You may be able to claim discrimination if you are a part-time employee or fixed-term worker.

Like unfair dismissal, any claims for discrimination must be made to the Employment Tribunal and should be made within three months of the date of the discrimination occurring.

In successful claims, the Employment Tribunal can make awards for injury to feelings, which may amount to several thousand pounds in serious cases.

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