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Discrimination in the Workplace

There are various laws in place to protect people from being discriminated against in the workplace, and which give them rights to take legal action if they are mistreated due to their race, sexual orientation, age or gender.

If you have been discriminated against in the workplace then it is your legal right to take action against your employer or former employer. At Bray and Bray we have represented people discriminated against for all kinds of personal reasons, as well as those who have been discriminated against due to their link to a friend or family member.

To find out more about our services and how we can help you call our team today on 0116 254 8871.

Types of workplace discrimination

It is illegal for anyone to be discriminated against in the workplace due to their:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religious or political beliefs
  • Disability

It is also illegal for employees to be treated differently or unfairly because they are transgender, are pregnant or have children, are married, or have entered a civil partnership.

Discrimination can be direct or indirect. Direct discrimination refers to the time before a job is taken and an example could be an applicant being rejected for a role due to a disability.

Indirect discrimination involves certain conditions being imposed on an entire workplace but which have a negative impact on a certain individual or individuals – for instance if working hours were suddenly extended making it impossible for a working parent to balance taking their child to school and arriving at work on time.

Advice about discrimination at work

If you have experienced discrimination in your workplace then you could be entitled to make a claim against your employer. Bray and Bray’s expert employment team can claim for you and have represented people discriminated against in a wide variety of workplaces, and for a variety of reasons.

Contact our employment law solicitors

Bray & Bray has three main offices in Leicestershire, contact us to discuss an enquiry or a case you have or feel free to pop in and see us at your local office by clicking on the links below;

Leicester call us on 0116 254 8871.

Hinckley call us on 01455 639 900.

Market Harborough call us on 01858 467 181.

Bray & Bray's experts don't just dip in and out of different areas of law – all our lawyers specialise in certain areas and have the knowledge and confidence to take on any kind of case in their area of law. Contact us and we'll work alongside you from start to finish.

We know that when our clients are dealing with a stressful legal situation the last thing they need is to be confused by jargon, or made uncomfortable by stuffy professionals. Our plain speaking transparent approach puts people at ease and we're really proud of it.

We offer a complete range of legal services, from personal injury to family law, criminal defence and immigration. We have expert teams of lawyers working in all legal areas, and you'll never work with anyone who isn't fully versed in the relevant laws.

We're based in Leicester and the county but we serve clients nationwide, so don't hesitate to get in touch if you're based some distance away. We do everything we can to make things simple for clients based elsewhere – we'll keep in touch via phone and email, and we'll come and visit you should we need to.

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