Race Discrimination Lawyers
Have you been subjected to unfair treatment at work because of your race? Our employment lawyers can help you to make a race discrimination claim, ensuring that those responsible are held to account.
We will work with you to gather evidence to support your case, and will do our utmost to ensure that you are in the best possible position for success. We have been providing legal services to people across the Wirral, Liverpool and further afield for more than 100 years, and have the expertise required to help you too.
We understand the distress you have likely experienced as a result of unfair treatment in the workplace, which is why we will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the legal support you need.
Speak to our lawyers today about making a race discrimination claim by calling 0800 781 3894, or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you at a time that is convenient for you.
How can our race discrimination lawyers help you?
Our knowledgeable discrimination lawyers will challenge your employer for not acting in accordance with race discrimination law. We understand that speaking up against discrimination is extremely difficult, and we will do our utmost to make the legal process as stress-free as possible.
While many industries and workplaces across the UK reflect the multicultural society within which we live, race discrimination does still occur. Our solicitors will take a stand with you to ensure that this unacceptable behaviour is stamped out.
We have a great deal of experience in handling race discrimination claims on behalf of clients who have suffered on the grounds of:
- Skin colour
- Ethnic origin
- National origin
Our employment lawyers have represented many individuals who have been subjected to unfair treatment in their place of work on the grounds of race. We are ready to help you every step of the way with this complicated legal matter.
Why choose Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors?
By choosing Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors to handle your race discrimination claim, you can guarantee you will receive support every step of the way. Our experience in this field means you are in safe hands and we are completely committed to delivering the highest standard of service.
We are incredibly proud of our history and have been providing legal advice to the people of the Wirral, Liverpool and further afield for more than a century.
We also hold a number of industry accreditations, including Lexcel, the Law Society's quality standard. This means we are recognised for providing a high standard of legal services to our clients.
What forms can racial discrimination at work take?
Race discrimination is when an employee is treated less favourably because of their race, colour, nationality, or their ethnic origin.
The following four types of race discrimination are unlawful and if you have experienced any of these within the workplace you could be entitled to a claim:
- Direct - This is when, under circumstances that are the same such as perhaps a promotion, a person is discriminated against purely because of their race.
- Indirect - when a policy or practice is put in place that has a negative effect on people of a certain race more than others.
- Harassment - when harassment takes place specifically due to the race of the person, for example being on the receiving end of intimidating behaviour or the use of racist language
- Victimisation - This has a different meaning within law, in this case it means when an individual is treated in a less than favourable way because they made a complaint of race discrimination against the company.
Under certain circumstances due to the nature of the job it may require an employee of a particular racial group. This is known as a genuine occupational requirement, and is looked at on a case by case basis.
According to the Equality Act 2010 it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against anybody on the grounds of race. Thus you have a legal right to make a race discrimination claim to an Employment Tribunal or use a grievance procedure in situations like those above.
When does racial discrimination occur in the workplace?
There are many scenarios where racial discrimination may occur in the workplace. It can happen at many stages before and during your employment, for example, when:
- Applying for a job
- Performing your everyday duties
- Being considered for a promotion
- Being selected for dismissal or redundancy
You may also be subjected to racial discrimination within the terms and conditions of your employment contract. In addition, some people find that they are discriminated against with regard to the pay or benefits they receive.
Speaking to an employment lawyer will help you to make sense of what has happened, and our specialist legal experts can advise you on next steps.
Why is racial discrimination not always reported?
Unfortunately, many cases of racial discrimination in the workplace go unreported for a number of reasons, such as:
- The victim feeling too intimidated to report the issue
- The victim being unaware of their legal rights
- The victim being unaware of the protection they are entitled to by law
- The victim feeling too embarrassed to report the matter
If you suffer from racial discrimination in your job, it is important that you feel empowered to speak up about the issue and seek expert legal advice to ensure the issue is dealt with properly.
Get in touch
To speak to the race discrimination lawyers at Percy Hughes & Roberts, give us a call on 0800 781 3894 or complete the enquiry form on our contact page to send us a query by email.