Discrimination can take many forms
Although a lot has been done to prevent discrimination in the workplace, it still happens. A recent study showed that more than a third of all British adults experienced some form of workplace discrimination or discrimination when job hunting.
Discrimination can take many forms – from being passed over for a promotion to unequal pay. Some people are treated differently by employers based on their personalities or characteristics.
However, under UK law, it is illegal for any employer to discriminate against anyone based on age, sex, religion, race, sexual orientation, disability, or gender change. (There’s more – speak to us if you suspect you are being discriminated against in the workplace.)
The gender pay gap in the UK also remains among the highest in the European Union. The Equal Pay Act, now part of the Equality Act of 2010, has done a lot to simplify and strengthen the law, but still, women earn less than men.
Our experienced employment solicitors at Robertsons Solicitors know about the Equal Pay Act, discrimination in the workplace and the various forms it could take. We can help you take legal action and help you find justice. Discrimination ends where action begins! You can also think about challenging discrimination in the workplace.
We believe that all organisations should have equal opportunities and anti-harassment policies but that employers should do even more. They should proactively tackle workplace discrimination and create a safe working environment for all. Let us help you call out unacceptable behaviour and eradicate discrimination where you work.