Discrimination at Work
Discrimination at work is unfortunately still a relatively common issue experienced by employees nationwide.
If you find that you are being negatively targeted, your concerns ignored, or indirectly disallowed the same opportunities as your colleagues, it may be that you are experiencing workplace discrimination.
What’s more, if you have been unjustly dismissed from an application process for employment, you are entitled to the same legal support as employees who have suffered discrimination at work.
Are you Experiencing Workplace Discrimination?
Whether you spend 4 or 40+ hours per week at work, it is essential that you feel secure, supported, and respected. You are important. Your workplace well-being is equally so.
It does not matter if you are a teacher, a trainer, or IT manager. No matter your job or salary bracket, you could become the victim of workplace discrimination.
Stand up to discrimination at work
If you are being subjected to discrimination or harassment at work you are likely able to make a claim at an employment tribunal.
Being discriminated against by another employee
If the discriminating party is a colleague, you should always first attempt to resolve the manner by raising a grievance to your employer.
If they fail to act and prevent further harassment or discrimination you are able to resign and make a claim of constructive dismissal.
Being discriminated against by the employer
If the discriminating party is the employer, a grievance process will unlikely be the appropriate solution, however, where possible you should attempt to resolve the situation informally first.
Am I being discriminated against?
It may be that you are unsure whether the workplace discrimination you are experiencing is deemed as “unlawful discrimination”, or you may be fearful to start a legal procedure against your employer or previous employer without the right assistance.
With our employment solicitors at your side, you can take back control and work towards a satisfactory solution to the workplace issues you are experiencing.
Assessing if you can make a claim
We will help you assess your situation and help you understand what your rights are.
If you wish to bring a claim of discrimination against your employer we will be by your side throughout the process, ensuring that you will receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Understanding the Equality Act 2010
It is important to know your rights. The Equality Act 2010 is in place to protect you, an employee or applicant for employment at any given company against workplace discrimination.
Unlawful discrimination at work relates to certain “protected characteristics” as listed in the Equality Act 2010:
- Religion, belief, or not following a particular religion or beliefs
- Race; including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
- Sex; including employment discrimination concerning pregnancy or maternity leave
- Sexual orientation
- Gender reassignment
- Marital status, married, or civil partnership
If your employer is treating you unfairly based on one of the above characteristics they are guilty of unlawful discrimination.
When its time to take action
When “banter” becomes bullying, your age prevents you from getting a deserved promotion or you become isolated from work activities due to your disability or race, you need to take action.
We are here to help you reach a solution that sees justice for you and for those after you.
Collecting evidence to support your claim
You always need to ensure that you collect proof of any discriminatory and harassing behaviour for potential future legal action.
Evidence could include copies of communication, meeting notes, letter of resignation or dismissal or notes from your grievance process.
Dedicated Team of Employment Solicitors When You Need It Most
If you are suffering from unfair treatment at work or workplace discrimination; you are not alone.
The team at Manchester’s AWH Solicitors are here to offer the legal support, transparent guidance, and most importantly, the care and discretion necessary to take your claim and see that you win the respect and compensation that you deserve.
No-Win-No-Fee Employment Law Solicitors
Our expert solicitors work on a no-win-no-fee basis in all of our employment law cases, so you do not need to be concerned with any financial implications.
If you think you are experiencing workplace discrimination, contact one of our committed employment law solicitors today.
We can assess your case in more detail and help you understand what options are available to you.
AWH Solicitors supports clients with their employment tribunal claims on a no-win-no-fee basis. This means that as a client, you won’t put yourself at any financial risk.
If your case isn’t successful you don’t pay a penny, and if you do win you will keep all of the compensation awarded.
Since the 26th of July 2017 employees no longer need to pay fees to a tribunal to make an employment claim in the UK, making it possible for you to start your claim with our specialist support without spending any money.
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Please be aware that cost may differ depending on your personal circumstances.
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