Workplace Discrimination Lawyer
Discrimination at work is a complicated subject. The key legislation is the Equality Act 2010 (EA). The EA offers protection to the UK workforce in all sections of employment.
The purpose of the EA is to prevent workers from being subjected to unfavourable treatment due to having a protected characteristic. The protected characteristics are:
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation.
Types of Discrimination
The recognised forms of discrimination are direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation. There are additional types specific to disability discrimination, namely failure to make reasonable adjustments and discrimination arising from disability.
Making a Claim
Unlike other areas (such as unfair dismissal) there is no minimum continuous service requirement to bring a discrimination claim. There are however strict time limits, which can often be a complicating factor. The time limit to bring a claim is usually 3 months less one day from the date of the discriminatory act complained of.
Bringing and defending discrimination claims is a tricky business. If you require assistance with either then please get in touch.
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