Discrimination Solicitors in Leeds

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What is discrimination?

The Equality Act 2010 set out nine protected characteristics, making it unlawful for you to be discriminated against based on: 

  • Age 

  • Disability 

  • Gender Reassignment 

  • Marriage or Civil Partnership 

  • Pregnancy and Maternity 

  • Race 

  • Religion or Belief 

  • Sex 

  • Sexual Orientation 

We can help you at each stage from making a formal grievance to supporting you through an Employment Tribunal 

If you receive unfavourable treatment because of these protected characteristics, contact us today.

Examples of Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace can take a number of different forms. It is important that both employees and employers be aware of them so that steps can be taken to A) prevent discrimination from occurring or B) bring the discrimination to light. The following represent common types of discrimination in the workplace:

Overt discrimination: Overt discrimination is when an employer shows clear favouritism toward other employees at the expense of an individual with protected characteristics.

Covert discrimination: In some cases, the discrimination is indirect and difficult to detect. It may be, for instance, that the employer has created work rules that quietly favour some people over others.

Workplace harassment: Any type of activity or language that violates an employee’s dignity or produces an unsafe or toxic work environment for that person is considered workplace harassment.

Victimisation: In some instances, a person will call an employer's attention to what they consider discriminatory behavior or practices and is then discriminated against for doing so by the employer. This is known as "victimisation" and is in itself a crime.

What to do if you suspect discrimination

No matter the kind of employer/employee dispute it is always preferable to attempt to resolve the issue internally before attempting to take the issue to the Employment Tribunal or court. As such, if you believe you are being discriminated against the first thing to do is to raise your concern with the HR department. If there is no HR department, to a senior member of staff.

It may be that the issue is one the employer was unaware of. In which case it may be easily remedied to everyone’s satisfaction. If you fail to raise a grievance with your employer this can affect the amount of compensation awarded by the Tribunal, if your claim succeeds.

The Employment Tribunal process can be long and involved. But it is not the only way to resolve discrimination issues. Frederick Solicitors can help employee and employer achieve the desired outcome without having to go down the tribunal path.

To Employees

Being the victim of workplace discrimination can be emotionally painful and devastating. If you believe your employer has discriminated against you but internal procedures have yielded unsatisfactory results contact Frederick Solicitors. We can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for the pain and distress caused by your employer’s actions, or lack of action.

Likewise, if you feel you have been dismissed or denied promotion for discriminatory reasons call us. We will assess your case and advise you on the best way forward.

To Employers

As an employer you should take reasonable steps to ensure that there are no discriminatory practices , rules or behaviour in the business. Discrimination claims can do untold damage to your company’s reputation and ultimately, your bottom line.

It is in your interest to take a proactive stance in your business and in defence of any claim. Call Frederick Solicitors, . We will listen carefully and then advise you on your rights and the best way to proceed. Should matters get to the Employment Tribunal we will vigorously defend your interests.

Contact Frederick Solicitors

People who believe they have been or are being discriminated against typically come to us with a lot of questions. They want to know if they have a valid case, how long it will take to reach some sort of resolution, what type of settlement they may be entitled to and how much the process will cost them.

During your initial consultation with Frederick Solicitors, we will answer all your questions and address any concerns you might have about the process. We will assess the strength of your case, lay out an estimated timeline, discuss your legal options going forward, and provide you with a frank and honest appraisal of what we believe to be your chance of success.

To learn more or to begin the process of resolving your case, contact the team at Frederick Solicitors today by calling us on +44 (0) 113 513 2047 or by emailing us at: mail@fredericksolicitors.co.uk. You can be certain that all inquiries are handled in the strictest confidence.

You Are Not Alone

No matter which side of the issue you are on, discrimination claims need to be handled in a timely, just, and effective manner. Contact Frederick Solicitors to learn more.

Our expert employment solicitors are here to help resolve your issue as quickly as possible.

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