Discrimination

Under the Equality Act 2010 workers have the right not to be discriminated against because of a “protected characteristic;” these are: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex and sexual orientation. Discrimination may come in the form of harassment, victimisation or unfavourable or less favourable treatment when compared to others who do not have a protected characteristic. We have a particular interest in this area and can offer expert guidance, whether you are an employer seeking advice on implementing a discrimination free working environment or an employee concerned about their treatment at work.