Unlawful Discrimination comes in many types. It is the unfair treatment of individuals because of a protected characteristic under the Equal Rights Act 2010. The most common are as follows:
- Employment terms and conditions;
- Promotion and transfer opportunities;
- Pay and benefits;
- Redundancy; and
There are forms of discrimination which are permissible such as employing only women for a health centre which works exclusively with Muslim women. This is because discrimination in this case is necessary to ensure certain rights and therefore outweighs any negative connotations against male employment.
If you feel that you have been unfairly discriminated against, it is important to take the correct steps to ensure your claim’s success. Firstly, you should speak to whoever has made the discrimination to see if there has been a simple misunderstanding and to ensure they are aware of how you feel and how their actions have affected you. Secondly, you can use mediation or alternative dispute resolution in order to come to an agreement without making a claim. Lastly, you may make a claim to the tribunal. The tribunal will want to establish that you have taken steps to resolve the issue beforehand and it is therefore imperative that you take these diligent steps prior to making your claim.
At Bloomsbury Law, we understand how difficult this situation can be. We will listen to your situation and advise you accordingly to ensure you have the best possible outcome once we have been instructed.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our top employment solicitors on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our employment law team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
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