Discrimination

Discrimination is when one is treated differently to those around them. UK law prohibits discrimination on the following grounds;

  • Age;
  • Disability;
  • Race;
  • Religious or Philosophical Belief;
  • Sex (gender); and
  • Sexual Orientation

If you are subjected to a detriment because of any one or more of the above factors, do not hesitate to contact us on 01922 645 429 for specialist advice. There are two forms of discrimination: indirect discrimination and direct discrimination.

Direct discrimination is when someone is treated differently from their colleagues in the workplace purely because of a prohibited reason e.g their sex, race, ethnicity, marital status, nationality or religion.

Indirect discrimination occurs where the employer puts the employee at a disadvantage to their colleagues by imposing a policy or restriction that adversely impacts one particular group. Both types of discrimination are unlawful.

If  you have been dismissed on discriminatory grounds then you may be able to bring a claim for unfair dismissal as well as discrimination.

We have acted for clients from Walsall, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke and from other parts of West Midlands.

Our employment lawyers can provide specialist legal advice in this area of law. To contact one of our dedicated employment lawyers, please telephone 01922 645 429 or complete our enquiry form.