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Discrimination in the workplace
Employees and workers have the right not to experience discrimination in the workplace on the following grounds:
- marital or civil partnership status;
- pregnancy or maternity leave;
- sexual orientation;
- ender reassignment;
- religion or belief;
- age; or
There are, in the main, four ways in which one person may discriminate against another, which are:
- by directly discriminating against them;
- by indirectly discriminating against them;
- by victimising them; and
- by harassing them.
There are also two further forms of discrimination specific to disability discrimination, which are:
- discrimination arising from a disability; and
- failing to make reasonable adjustments.
A person should also not experience discrimination in the workplace because they are either a part-time or fixed-term worker.
Any complaint of discrimination must be presented to a tribunal before the end of the period of three months beginning with when the act complained of was done. The law in this area is complicated. If you would like advice on whether you have been discriminated against and what you can do about this, please telephone our specialist employment solicitor, Albert Bargery, on 01296 318508 to discuss the matter further.