Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in the workplace remains rife in the UK, despite employees being largely protected from it by law.

At JMW, our solicitors have amassed the years of experience and expertise necessary to help victims of discrimination at work understand their legal rights and ultimately achieve the result they want following legal action.

To get in touch with a specialist solicitor, call 0345 872 6666 or complete our online contact form.

What is Discrimination at Work?

Discrimination is when an employer treats one or more employees less favourably than others because of any of the protected characteristics below:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Disability
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Colour
  • Nationality

What are the Different Kinds of Discrimination?

Direct discrimination is when an employer is treated unfairly or not offered the same opportunities as others because of any of the characteristics above. This may consist of refusing to pay people the same salary for performing the same job or making training available only to certain workers.

Indirect discrimination happens when a workplace rule or practice leaves one group of employees at a disadvantage. It is only allowed if the condition is legitimate for the running of the business and there is no more proportionate and less discriminatory way of achieving the desired aim . One example could be making all employees come to work clean shaven, which would affect those with certain religious beliefs.

Victimisation is when an employee is treated differently or unfairly because they have tried to make a discrimination complaint against the employer in the past.

What's more, harassment is typically seen to be a form of discrimination.

Contact JMW Today

To find out more about your rights relating to discrimination in the workplace claims, speak to an employment law solicitor at JMW by calling 0345 872 6666 or completing our online contact form.

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