Being subject to discrimination can be bewildering, confusing and, put simply, very damaging professionally and personally.
Discrimination can come in many different forms which are not always immediately clear. If you believe you are being subject to discrimination, you should raise a grievance and can, if necessary, pursue a claim to an Employment Tribunal. Don’t delay in contacting us as this is one of our areas of specialism.
A person is subject to discrimination due to a “protected characteristic”. A protected characteristic includes sex, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, age, disability, race, religion and belief and gender reassignment.
The disciplinary outcomes or sanctions can include :
One special feature of a discrimination claim is that you can advance an Employment Tribunal before, during or after your employment has ended. Discrimination claims can be very complex and therefore if you believe you are being subject to discrimination we recommend you contact us immediately.