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Suffering discrimination at work can damage your career, health and home life. Trust us to protect you.

Employment Discrimination Solicitors, Essex

The Equality Act 2010 protects people from work-based discrimination linked to certain characteristics, including gender, religion and race. 

If you have experienced discrimination in the workplace, Hanson Woods Solicitors can help you raise a grievance, negotiate a settlement or launch a legal action for compensation.

How do I know whether I am being discriminated against?

You are being discriminated against if you are treated unfairly or differently because of your:

● age● disability● gender reassignment● marriage or civil partnership● pregnancy or maternity● race● religion or belief● sex● sexual orientation

Discrimination can be linked to more than one protected characteristic. It can also occur if someone treats you unfairly because they think you have a protected characteristic, or because someone you associate with does.
If you experience unjust treatment because you have complained about discrimination in the past, including on someone else’s behalf, it may amount to victimisation. Victimisation is also unlawful under the Equality Act.


Direct and indirect discrimination

Direct discrimination is receiving poorer treatment in the workplace because you have one or more protected characteristics. Ways it could manifest include being refused training, a promotion or employment, or being dismissed.
Indirect discrimination occurs when practices, policies or rules that apply to everyone in the workplace particularly disadvantage those with a protected characteristic. For instance, mothers with young children could be disadvantaged by a contract clause requiring employees be available to work late with short notice. Since women are more likely to care for children, and gender is a protected characteristic, this clause could be indirectly discriminatory.

Objective justification

Indirect discrimination may not be unlawful if your employer can show there is an objective justification for the practice, policy or rule. The procedure must achieve a specific aim that transcends its discriminatory effect, and there must be no way of achieving this aim without indirectly discriminating against certain employees.

Have you suffered discrimination at work?

Employment Discrimination Lawyers supporting clients in Essex & East London

We can help you to challenge unacceptable treatment.

Empowering you to affirm your rights

We listen to your experiences and work with you to put things right

You are entitled to be treated fairly and with respect. If you are struggling with discrimination in the workplace, do not face it alone. Whether you have encountered direct or indirect discrimination, we can support you in resolving the issue and securing compensation.

Hanson Woods Solicitors act with empathy, delicacy and integrity to achieve justice whilst preserving your reputation and working relationships. We will listen to your experiences and concerns and ensure those that need to hear them do too. We will be by your side throughout the process, fighting with you to assert your right to fair and equal treatment.

Speak with us

If you have been discriminated against at work, you can depend on Hanson Woods Solicitors to redress the situation and achieve the justice you deserve. For legal advice in Essex, East London and the surrounding areas, reach out to our team and take the first step towards ending the inequity.