Discrimination Law Advice – individuals

Discrimination Law Advice – individuals

Discrimination is distressing and damaging and has no place in the modern workplace.  If you feel you are being discriminated against at work, Gotelee Solicitors’ team of employment law specialists in Ipswich, Hadleigh, Felixstowe and Woodbridge can help you.

It is unlawful for you to be discriminated against due to your:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marital or civil partnership
  • Pregnancy or maternity leave
  • Race (including ethnic or national origin, nationality and colour)
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

What is discrimination at work?

Discrimination can take several forms:

  • Direct discrimination – if you are treated less favourably because of one of the ‘characteristics’ highlighted in the list above.  This can never be justified.  An obvious example would be refusing to recruit a suitable candidate because they were pregnant.
  • Indirect discrimination – when an employer requires all employees to work in a particular way, but this disadvantages you because of one of the ‘characteristics’.  An example would be requiring all employees to work full time hours.  Mothers with child caring responsibilities are less likely to be able to comply with this requirement, compared to a male employee and it would disadvantage the woman.
  • Disability discrimination – If you are disabled your employer must make reasonable adjustments which would help you at work.  We can help you, if your employer has not properly considered what adjustments should be made to help you.
  • Harassment – if you are treated in a way which you find upsetting or offensive, or which makes your work environment unpleasant because of one of the ‘characteristics’.  An example would be an insensitive and hurtful ageist comment being made to a work colleague.
  • Victimisation – if you’ve complained or intended to complain about discrimination, or if you’ve given evidence or helped someone to complain about discrimination and are then disadvantaged.  An example would include you being turned down for promotion, because you had assisted an employee as their representative at a grievance hearing about sexual harassment.

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How can our employment lawyers help you with discrimination at work?

Gotelee Solicitors’ team of specialist employment solicitors in Ipswich, Hadleigh and Felixstowe have considerable experience in dealing with these sensitive issues in a tactful and understanding way.  We can help you through the grievance process and give you advice and support every step of the way.  Sometimes with our early intervention, we can help you resolve the issues with your employer, so that do not have to leave your job.

Sometimes a return to work may not be possible for you.  We are experienced Employment Tribunal Solicitors and can help you pursue your Employment Tribunal case, to make sure that you are adequately compensated.  Our Employment Solicitors will guide you through the complexities of making a claim, so that you achieve the best outcome possible, as quickly as possible.

Our charges

As with everything we do, our charges are clear from the outset.  In most cases we be able to do the work for a fixed fee with no fear of receiving an unexpected bill from us.

How to contact one of our employment solicitors

Contact our team of employment solicitors in Ipswich, Hadleigh, Felixstowe or Woodbridge by telephoning 01473 298126 or by email.

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