Discrimination & Equal Opportunities in the Workplace

By law people are protected from direct and indirect discrimination in the workplace on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion/belief and gender.

Direct discrimination is when an employee is treated unfairly or not offered the same opportunities as others because of any of these characteristics – for example, an employee being selected for redundancy because they are over 50. Indirect discrimination happens when a workplace condition, rule or practice places one group of employees with one or more of the protected characteristics at a disadvantage.

If you or a family member has suffered because of any form of discrimination in the workplace, or because you have threatened/ helped someone else to raise a discrimination complaint against your employer, then a Lawmatch solicitor can advise you if you have a case for compensation. 

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