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Discrimination in the workplace Parrott & Coales Solicitors.

Discrimination in the workplace

Employees and workers have the right not to be discriminated in a position in the workplace on the following grounds:

  • sex;
  • marital or civil partnership status;
  • pregnancy or maternity leave;
  • sexual orientation;
  • gender reassignment;
  • race;
  • religion or belief;
  • age; or
  • disability

There are, in the main, four ways in which one person and therefore an employer 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 be discriminated against because they are either a part-time or fixed-term worker.

The law in this area is complicated and it is extremely important that you seek advise at every stag. We can support you through the process of reaching a resolution or pursuing a claim . 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.

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