Discrimination at work
If you have been a victim of discrimination at work, regardless of the cause, our solicitors can help you. We have amassed the experience and knowledge needed to help victims of discrimination at work to understand their legal rights and to, ultimately, achieve the result they want following legal action.
What is discrimination at work?
Discrimination at work or employment discrimination are terms commonly used to describe the behaviour by an employer or one of their employees treating one or more employees less favourably than others. This can be based on any of the following protected characteristics:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage civil partnership
- Pregnancy or maternity
- Religion or belief or
- Sex or sexual orientation.
Being treated less favorably than your colleagues because of a protected characteristic is unlawful and can make many unfavourable consequences including diminished performance, low morale, ill-health, and nonattendance at work.
The relevant legislation is the Equality Act 2010. This is an Act of Parliament designed to prevent and protect against discrimination. It applies to employees, ex-employees, contract workers, applicants for employment, and sometimes even self-employed workers in some cases.
We mention employees but even if you are not an employee at this moment, but work for someone under a contractual arrangement, the law may also apply to you.
What can you do?
If you are a victim of any of the foregoing type of maltreatment at work, you should know that you have a right to obtain damages against your employer by filing a claim or complaint with the proper government agencies or the courts of law. However, asserting your rights against your erring employer is never easy.
Aside from the complexity of the laws involved and the multitude of avenues or options you can take in order to enforce your rights and claim the damages you deserve against your employer; your employer has the resources and connections to definitely thwart your efforts.
Most employee victims of workplace discrimination don’t have a voice to air their complaints due to lack of knowledge of their rights, lack of resources or fear of retaliation against their employers.
How we will help
As a firm which specialises in the employment law field, Aeris Employment Law has a great deal of expertise and experience which we can call on to provide you with advice and support in the complex area of discrimination law. We aim to use plain English in our discussions and written material to ensure you can make the best decisions about your problem.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Do you feel you have been discriminated at work?
If you believe that you have been discriminated against, please call Karin Henson for a confidential, no obligations chat about your options on 0121 392 7479 or 07980 837148. We can provide you with advice on reaching a satisfactory resolution, whether that be raising the issues informally with your employer, submitting a grievance, or even issuing a Tribunal claim.