Discrimination In The Workplace
If you’re facing workplace discrimination, you may be feeling isolated, bullied or judged. Depending on the severity of the situation, you may also be suffering from anxiety and stress, which can extend beyond the workplace and cause additional discomfort in your personal life.
We spend nearly one-third of our life at work; if you’re worried about the way you’re being treated by your employer, it’s important to recognise the signs of discrimination at work. You might consider raising a grievance or talking to a specialised workplace discrimination lawyer – you don’t have to suffer in silence.
What is Workplace Discrimination?
Discrimination in the workplace comes in many different forms. It is recognised when an employer treats an employee unfairly or differently because of certain personal characteristics (age, gender, race etc.), which are legally known as ‘protected characteristics’. Some types of discrimination in the workplace include:
- age discrimination
- disability discrimination
- mental health discrimination
- gender reassignment discrimination
- sex discrimination
- pregnancy or maternity discrimination
- racial discrimination
- religious / non-religious discrimination
Signs of Workplace Discrimination
It can sometimes be difficult to assess for yourself what kind of treatment is considered by law to be workplace discrimination. Below are a few common signs which may help you determine if what you’re experiencing is discrimination in the workplace. It is important to note that this is not an exhaustive list. If you’re the victim of any additional unfair treatment or bullying, we strongly recommend that you get in touch with one of our specialist workplace discrimination lawyers.
You may be experiencing discrimination in the workplace if you are being:
- made redundant individually, without good reason
- paid less than another worker without good reason
- offered working conditions or rules that disadvantage you from others
- singled out and/or teased with discriminatory jokes around your age, race, gender etc.
- overlooked for opportunities to grow (training, promotions etc.)
- given ‘lesser tasks’ or tasks that are impossible to complete successfully
- excluded from meetings, events and/or activities etc.
You Are Protected Against Workplace Discrimination
Under the Equality Act 2010, you are legally protected against discrimination at work. If an employer is treating you less favourably than others because of a personal characteristic, you may have legal grounds to take action.
We understand that you may be nervous about contacting an employment discrimination lawyer – this is quite a normal concern. When you speak to our team at didlaw, there is no obligation to pursue legal action. Our goal is to give you a realistic assessment of your situation and advise you on your next steps – we do not take on cases we cannot resolve.
Testimonials from Past Clients
“I am thoroughly impressed by your knowledge and professionalism and in particular with the tact and diplomacy with which you dealt with my claim. Without your patience, understanding and constant reassurance I would not have come through this horrible episode with my head held high. Thank you for your unstinting support and encouragement.”
– AB, Berkshire
“didlaw dealt with my case in an effective and sensitive manner. They were open and honest and helped me to a positive outcome with minimum stress. Quality service from nice people.”
– PW, London
At didlaw, we’re proud to be the go-to workplace discrimination law firm in London, as well as the leading practice in the UK in disability discrimination.
We help employees navigate the often complex and confusing path of employment discrimination, from assessing whether they have a case, to actually suing for discrimination in the workplace.
As lawyers for discrimination, we understand the difficulties faced by employees suffering job discrimination as a result of their personal characteristics. Speak to didlaw today, and find out if you have an employee discrimination or work discrimination case against your employer.