Discrimination is when you are treated differently to those around you in the workplace. Under the UK law discrimination is prohibited on the following grounds:
- Religious or Philosophical Belief;
- Sex (gender); and
- Sexual Orientation
There are two forms of discrimination, indirect discrimination and direct discrimination.
- Direct discrimination is when someone is treated differently from their colleagues purely because of a prohibited reason for example their sex, race, ethnicity, marital status, nationality or religion.
- Indirect discrimination occurs where the employer puts the employee at a disadvantage to their colleagues by imposing a policy or restriction that adversely impacts one particular group. Both types of discrimination is unlawful.
If you are subjected to a detriment because of any of the above factors, you can contact us on 02089125241for specialist advice.