Discrimination At Work Claim
Though society has changed over the years to become more tolerant and accepting, discrimination at work still exists and continues to cause misery to many.
If you feel you have been a victim of discrimination at work, or been refused employment because of:
- Your race?
- Your gender?
- Your age?
- Your sexual orientation?
- Your disability?
Do you feel?
- You have received different treatment because of your race, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or because you are going through gender reassignment?
- You have been treated differently because you are a member of a Trade Union?
- Are you being paid differently for the same work because of your gender?
These are all scenarios that exist in the British workplace, and they can be classed as discrimination. This means that it can be possible to make a discrimination claim against your employer.
Types of Discrimination Experienced in the Workplace
There is a large amount of legislation to protect an employee from discrimination in the workplace. If your employer has or allowed you to be discriminated against, you may have been subject to one of the following:
- Harassment: If you are receiving abuse due to your age, race, gender, or any other discriminating factor, or are the subject of uncomfortable innuendos, then you may well be experiencing harassment in the workplace. One Workplace Equal Rights is an organisation that monitors harassment in the workplace. It describes harassment as, "unwanted conduct that violates people's dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment on grounds of race or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief."
- Victimisation: This is when an employee is treated unfairly due to an action or something they are doing. If for example, you have made a complaint and are receiving unfair treatment because of this, then you are being victimised.
- Direct Discrimination: If you are marginalised at work due to your gender, sexual orientation, race, age, or because you are going through a gender reorientation process, then you are experiencing direct discrimination. For example, a gay man applies for a promotion but a straight man with less experience and qualifications lands the promotion, then this could be due to discrimination.
- Indirect Discrimination: If a workplace introduces measures or policies that treat a group of workers unfairly, then this is classed as indirect discrimination. For example, assigning certain jobs to specific groups such as women or making workers perform tests in a certain language which are not required for the job role, are good examples of indirect discrimination.
Claim for Compensation by Speaking to an Injury Solicitor
If you feel you have been subject to discrimination in the workplace then contact us and speak to an injury solicitor about your situation. They will fight on your behalf on a no win no fee basis, which means you pay nothing if you lose and keep the compensation should you win. The time to suffer in silence has passed, contact us either by filling in the contact form or through calling us.