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Discrimination is distressing, 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 can help.

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

Discrimination can take several forms:

Direct discrimination – if you are treated less favourably because of one of the characteristics in the list above. 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 which disadvantages you because of your circumstances. For example, requiring all employees to work full-time hours, which those with childcare responsibilities may struggle to manage.

Disability discrimination – if you are disabled and your employer fails to must make reasonable adjustments to help you at work.

Harassment – if you are treated in a way which you find upsetting or offensive, or which makes your work environment unpleasant. An example would be an insensitive and hurtful ageist comment.

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. For example, if you were turned down for promotion because you had assisted an employee as their representative at a grievance hearing.

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How can we help?

Gotelee Solicitors’ team of specialist employment solicitors have considerable experience in dealing with sensitive issues of this kind in a tactful and understanding way. We can help you through the grievance process and provide advice and support every step of the way.

Our early intervention may mean you can resolve the issue and continue in your job. Alternatively, we can help you pursue your case at an employment tribunal to ensure you are properly compensated. We’ll guide you through the complexities of making a claim so that you achieve the best outcome as quickly as possible.

As with everything we do, our charges are very reasonable and tailored to your needs. Usually, we will agree a fixed fee for your work, so that you know where you stand from the outset.

To find out more, visit us at one of our offices in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Hadleigh, Woodbridge or Melton, call us on 01473 298126, email us at employment@gotelee.co.uk or use our enquiry form.

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