Discrimination at Work Claims
If you have faced any type of discrimination at work, the employment lawyers at Percy Hughes & Roberts are here to help you. Our legal specialists have extensive experience in helping those who have suffered discrimination to understand their legal rights and hold those responsible to account.
We will build a strong case to give you the best possible chance of securing a positive outcome for your discrimination at work claim. We have been helping people across the Wirral, Merseyside and further afield with practical, cost-effective legal advice for more than 100 years.
How can our discrimination at work lawyers help you?
The law surrounding discrimination is extremely complex, however, our lawyers are here to explain your rights in a clear and concise manner that is free from legal jargon. We will provide you with all of the information you require about your legal rights so you can understand the process completely.
We understand the distress you have likely experienced, which is why we will work tirelessly to help you secure a positive result from your discrimination at work claim.
Our employment specialists have provided representation for employees who have been discriminated against in the workplace for a number of years. Our extensive experience means we are well placed to help you to secure the outcome you deserve. Seeking assistance from an employment lawyer will also help to ensure that this behaviour does not happen again.
Why choose Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors?
By choosing Percy Hughes & Roberts to handle your discrimination at work claim, you can rest assured that you are in the safest hands. We are committed to delivering the highest standard of service to the people of the Wirral, Liverpool and Merseyside, and have been providing legal advice across this area for more than a century.
We hold a number of industry accreditations, including Lexcel, the Law Society's quality standard. This means we are recognised for providing top-tier legal services to our clients.
What is discrimination in the workplace?
Discrimination in the workplace occurs when an employer treats one or more members of staff less favourably than others. It is usually based on one or more of the following characteristics:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage/civil partnership
- Sexual orientation
Discrimination can take place at any stage during your employment, whether you are applying for a job, doing your job, or in selection for redundancy or dismissal. In addition, discrimination can relate to being left out of a promotion or training opportunities.
What are the different types of discrimination?
Discrimination at work usually fits into one of the following categories:
- Direct discrimination: When an employee is treated unfairly or overlooked for the same opportunities as others because of any of the characteristics mentioned above. For instance, if they are refused the same salary as other staff for performing the same job.
- Indirect discrimination: When a rule leaves a certain group of employees at a disadvantage. For instance, encouraging staff to wear certain types of clothing, which could affect individuals with certain religious beliefs.
- Victimisation: When an employee is treated unfairly because they have made a discrimination complaint against their employer in the past.
- Harassment: When an employee is subjected to unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic, which has the purpose or effect of violating their dignity, creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating, or offensive environment.