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Discrimination at Work Claims

Discrimination is treating someone differently from others. Illegal discrimination is when the reason for treating someone differently is not allowed by us

If you feel that you have been discriminated against at work, you may be able to make a claim for compensation against your employer.

Here at Sheppersons Solicitors we deal with all types of employment law. We represent both employees and employers, so we can help you whatever your circumstances.

We offer a fixed fee initial consultation. Please contact us for more information.

The following reasons for discrimination are unlawful:

Types of Discrimination

There are two distinct types of discrimination:

Indirect discrimination

When someone is unfairly treated, not explicitly because of one of the rules above, but indirectly or as a consequence of them. For example, a gym which only accepts customers who are on the electoral register. This rule applies to all customers in the same way. However, Gypsies and Travellers are less likely to be on the electoral register and therefore they’ll find it more difficult to join.

This could be indirect discrimination against Gypsies and Travellers because of the protected characteristic of race. The gym’s rule appears fair, but it has a worse effect on this particular group of people.

Direct discrimination

This is when an employer treats an employee differently for one of the reasons listed above. An example of this might be when a less qualified male is given a promotion over a more qualified female, because of the fact that they are a man.

Making a claim for Discrimination at Work

We offer a fixed fee initial consultation where we can assess your case and tell you if you have a case for discrimination. If we decide to pursue your case then we can advise you on the potential costs involved.

Contact us today to speak to an experienced Employment Law Solicitor.