Unlawful discrimination at work against anyone because of “protected characteristics”, such as age or race or having a disability, is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.
Someone who has been subjected to unlawful discrimination at work, or in recruitment, may be able to make an employment tribunal claim and get compensation.
Our discrimination solicitors represent people at employment tribunals. We can tell you if we think you have a good enough case to make a claim and whether we can represent you.
The Equality Act 2010 places obligations on employers to make sure prohibited conduct including harassment does not take place in recruitment or in the workplace.
People have “protected characteristics” and there is “prohibited conduct” because of those protected characteristics by employers or colleagues at work.
The protected characteristics are:
Prohibited conduct is:
Discrimination at work can take place in different forms including:
Someone who believes they are the victim of discrimination at work may have grounds to make a claim to an employment tribunal. There is no qualifying period of employment needed before you can make a tribunal claim for discrimination.
Protection against workplace discrimination also applies to the recruitment process as well.
Someone who makes a successful workplace discrimination claim at an employment tribunal can be awarded compensation for any damage or loss suffered including injury to feelings. There is no statutory limit on the amount of compensation that can be awarded in discrimination cases.
We can help in a number of ways:
In all cases the starting point is an informal discussion with one of our employment law specialists who can tell you how we can help you.
We offer a free initial consultation by telephone for most employment law matters, so we can give you an idea of whether you have a potential claim or a case where we can help you. If a specialist is not available when you call, you can make an appointment for a call back.
We can undertake employment tribunal claims on a no win no fee basis where we assess the chances of success are good enough.
Contact us to arrange to speak to an employment law specialist to see if we can help you.
We are a national law firm and represent clients from across England and Wales from our offices in London, Hertfordshire and Northampton.
Our employment law solicitors have many years of experience and have represented people in hundreds of employment law cases.