What is Age Discrimination?

What is Age Discrimination? Age discrimination is protected against both for current employees, and also job applicants. Age discrimination is where you are treated unfairly at work because of your age.  It can happen where you are younger or older than the person treating you unfairly. It can happen where decisions [...]

2023-11-16T10:58:16+00:002 March|Discrimination, Employment Law|

What is Disability Discrimination?

What is Disability Discrimination? The Equality Act sets out the law around disability discrimination. Disability discrimination is where you are treated less favourably because of a disability, or because of something arising from a disability.  Harassment because of disability is another type of disability discrimination, as is a failure to make [...]

2023-11-16T10:56:03+00:002 March|Discrimination, Employment Law|

What is Religion or Belief Discrimination?

What is Religion or Belief Discrimination? The law requires employers to not discriminate because of religious beliefs. Under the Equality Act, you are protected against discrimination because you hold, or because you don’t hold, a particular religion or philosophical belief.  It’s fairly straightforward to identify a religion, but it’s harder to [...]

2023-11-16T10:55:34+00:002 March|Discrimination, Employment Law|

What is discrimination in the workplace?

What is discrimination in the workplace? Discrimination at work is where you are treated unfairly in relation to a ‘protected characteristic’. Discrimination at work happens when you are treated unfairly at work because of your:- age disability gender reassignment marriage and civil partnership pregnancy and maternity race religion or belief sex [...]

2023-11-16T10:54:17+00:0023 February|Discrimination, Employment Law|

Pregnancy & Maternity Discrimination at Work

Pregnancy & Maternity Discrimination at Work You must not be treated unfairly at work because you are pregnant or on maternity leave. What is Pregnancy Discrimination? Pregnancy discrimination under the Equality Act (EqA) is where you are treated unfavourably during the “protected period”: because of your pregnancy because of an illness [...]

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