Discrimination At Work

At Gaddes Noble Law, we firmly believe that no one should endure discrimination, especially in the workplace, where a substantial part of our lives unfolds. If you are grappling with workplace discrimination in Huddersfield, our dedicated team of employment discrimination solicitors is here to ensure you receive the rightful compensation and justice you deserve.

Understanding Workplace Discrimination In Huddersfield

Workplace discrimination occurs when an employee or worker is subjected to unfair treatment due to any of the protected characteristics defined in the Equality Act 2010. The nine protected characteristics an employer is prohibited from discriminating in relation to are:

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion and belief

Identifying Forms Of Workplace Discrimination

Recognising the diverse manifestations of workplace discrimination is pivotal, as it can manifest in various ways:

  • Direct Discrimination: This form of discrimination occurs when an individual is treated unfairly solely because of a protected characteristic. For instance, if a woman is denied a promotion that is instead offered to a less qualified man.

  • Indirect Discrimination: In cases of indirect discrimination, an employer may have policies that affect all employees but disproportionately disadvantage a specific protected group, including you. For instance, a requirement to work extended and irregular hours may indirectly discriminate against women with young children or disabled employees who need a consistent work schedule to manage their condition.

  • Harassment: Harassment involves unwanted conduct related to a protected characteristic, which violates your dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, or humiliating environment. Examples encompass threats, abusive comments, jokes, teasing, exclusion from social events, threats regarding job security, and unwelcome sexual advances or comments.

How Gaddes Noble Law Can Support You

Our experienced employment discrimination solicitors stand prepared to assist you in several ways, including:

  • Providing counsel on your rights.
  • Aiding you in initiating a claim in the employment tribunal.

If you are grappling with workplace discrimination in Huddersfield, reach out to Gaddes Noble Law today for empathetic and expert legal assistance. Your rights demand protection and we are steadfast in our commitment to helping you attain a just resolution.

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