Area Discrimination

Sex Discrimination

Sex discrimination takes place when someone is discriminated against, victimised or harassed on the basis of their gender. The Equality Act 2010 offers protection to both men and women from discrimination attributed to their gender.  There are four types of…

Victimisation

Victimisation is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 (the “Act”). It is often confused with claims of bullying or harassment but it is different and has a specific legal definition. Victimisation occurs when someone subjects you to…

Discrimination by Association

Discrimination by association is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act (EqA) 2010. It arises where an employee is discriminated against because they are associated with someone who has a protected characteristic. Currently, the law does not extend…

Discrimination by Perception

Discrimination by perception is a form of direct discrimination. Discrimination by perception involves a claimant being treated less favourably because the respondent mistakenly perceives the employee to have a protected characteristic. Example: Someone submits their application for a vacancy that has…

Discrimination Claims

As well as claims for discrimination within the workplace, our lawyers are also able to assist in other discrimination claims brought under the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act 2010 prescribes a list of 9 protected characteristics and sets out prohibited…

Cancer Discrimination at work

Discrimination occurs when you are treated less favourably than another person because of your disability. Cancer is automatically considered a disability, for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010, from the point of diagnosis. This means that you are protected…

Discrimination

Discrimination at work can take place in many forms.  Discrimination in the workplace is usually unlawful if the reason for the discrimination is one of the following 9 protected characteristics: Age. Disability. Gender Reassignment. Marriage and Civil Partnership. Pregnancy and…

Age Discrimination

Age discrimination takes place when someone is discriminated against, victimised or harassed on the basis of their age group. An age group can be as specific as an individual or a more limited age group (e.g. ’27 year-olds’ or ‘people in their mid-forties’)…

Direct Discrimination

Direct discrimination can be applied to all of the protected characteristics under s4 of the Equality Act (EqA) 2010, which are as follows: Age; Disability; Gender Reassignment; Marriage and Civil Partnership; Pregnancy and Maternity; Race; Religion or belief; Sex; Sexual…