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Discrimination in the Workplace

There are various laws in place to protect people from experiencing discrimination 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

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.

Corby call us on 01536 851050.