Discrimination in the workplace
It is unlawful to discriminate against people at work because of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Both employers and employees can be held responsible for their actions if they discriminate against a person.
There are different types of unlawful discrimination and they are:
- Direct discrimination
- Indirect discrimination
- Discrimination arising from disability
- Gender reassignment discrimination
- Pregnancy and maternity discrimination
- Failure to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people
If you believe you have been treated less favourably at work and subjected to discrimination because of one of these protected characteristics then we can advise you of your rights and the options available to you.
We will meet with you to discuss your problem and advise you of all the options available. We offer fixed fees so that you can be clear on costs.
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The Employment Team
Stuart Snelson Partner
Employment 01908 689318Stuart is Head of the Employment Department and has over 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of employment and pensions law. His partner led service provides practical and commercially focused advice to a wide range of local, national and international clients on the whole range of work related matters.
Paula Stuart Partner
Employment 01908 689345Paula has over 20 years’ experience practising employment law and provides clear and practical advice to all clients in all aspects of employment matters. Paula also delivers bespoke seminars to clients to meet their specific training needs. Recent courses include ‘The Essentials of Employment Law’ and ‘Best Practice when Managing Redundancies’