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Workplace Discrimination

Have you been discriminated in the workplace? The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee. If an employee believes that their employer has done something that amounts to their being treated unfairly in a fashion that is discriminatory, then you may have a claim for discrimination. Types of discrimination in the workplace. Under the Equality Act, there are certain characteristics of people which cannot be used to treat you unfairly: Age, Disability, Gender (including gender-reassignment) Marriage/civil partnership, Race, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation. Each of these characteristics is deemed a ‘protected characteristic’.