The Equality Act 2010 makes it against the law for employers to discriminate against an employee with a “protected characteristic” (age, disability, race, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership and sexual orientation and sex) by reason of that characteristic. Areas in which an employee might be protected include dismissal, employment terms and conditions, pay and benefits, promotion and transfer opportunities, training, recruitment or redundancy.
An employer can be required to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ in the work place to ensure that employees with a protected characteristic are not at a disadvantage compared to other members of the work force. For example, where an employee suffers from a disability adjusting their working hours or providing them with a special piece of equipment to help them do the job.
Whether you are an employee requiring who believes that you have been discriminated against or an employer who requires advice upon best practice advice or defending a Tribunal Claim our team has the necessary expertise to provide practical legal advice and effective representation.
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