Advice for Employees
Feeling you have been discriminated against at work can be frightening, especially if it has happened more than once.
Discrimination is described as treating a person or particular group of people differently and is covered under the Equality Act 2010. Discrimination at work includes age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.
Discrimination at work usually occurs when someone is treated less favourably because of one of the above characteristics and can be:
If you feel you have been discriminated against at work, you should make your employer aware. The best way to do this is to raise a grievance in a letter setting out the date(s) of the incident(s) of discrimination, who was involved and what took place.
If you do need to take it further and would like to make a claim at the employment tribunal, discrimination issues usually need to be submitted to the employment tribunal within three months, that is three months less one day, from the date of the last incident of discrimination.
If you feel you have been discriminated against at work and you're not sure what to do, contact us for a free initial chat. A specialist employment law solicitor will be able to tell you if you have a potential claim and if it is something you can pursue.
In certain circumstances of discrimination, you may be able to obtain free advice and assistance.
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