Bishopsgate Law employment law solicitors can give advice about workplace discrimination claims and represent claimants at an employment tribunal.
The law that covers discrimination in employment in the UK (England, Wales and Scotland, different provisions apply in Northern Ireland) is the Equality Act 2010.
The underlying concepts of the Equality Act are “protected characteristics” and “prohibited conduct”.
Discrimination can consist of:
Failure to make adjustments for disabled people by employers is prohibited conduct under the Equality Act 2010.
The duty to make reasonable adjustments aims to make sure that a disabled person has the same access to everything that is involved in getting and doing a job as a non-disabled person, as far as is reasonable.
There is more specific information about disabilty discrimination here.
An employee who believes they have been discriminated against at work may be able to bring a claim before an employment tribunal.
Employment tribunals can make unlimited compensation awards in discrimination cases.
Strict time limits apply to employment tribunal claims, so get legal advice without delay.
Our employment law team are based at our Bishopsgate, London EC2 office.
There is more information about your rights at work in our free guide.