The Equality Act 2010, which covers employees at work, brought together and re-stated all previous discrimination legislation, as well as implementing changes to the law. As a consequence the right not be discriminated against has been extended to a wider group of people with certain protected characteristics.
Protected characteristics are defined under the Act and it is unlawful to treat an employee less favourably because of:
- Marriage or civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
- Gender reassignment.
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Our specialist employment solicitors can provide you with advice on the merits of a discrimination claim, the level of compensation available, representation at an employment tribunal and negotiating terms of settlement with employers.
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