The law on Discrimination is incredibly complex and ever changing. It’s essential that you have access to expert legal advice if you’ve been discriminated against at work.

There are six “protected” categories of discrimination under the 2010 Equality Act:

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Disability
  • Race
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion and belief.

Discrimination can occur either directly, where an employee is treated less favourably as a result of one of these protected categories, or indirectly, where an employee is placed at a disadvantage because of one of these protected characteristics.

If you feel you’ve been discriminated against in the workplace, it’s essential to seek legal advice as soon as possible. You only have a maximum of three months to make a claim, starting with the most recent act of discrimination.

Nobody should have to suffer discrimination in the workplace. Macks Solicitors we will work with you to ensure that your rights are respected.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is discrimination?
  • Discrimination is when someone is treated badly or less favourably because of a “protected characteristic”.

  • What forms of discrimination are there?
  • The protected characteristics are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

  • What is the time limit for discrimination claims?
  • The time limit is generally three months (less one day) from the discriminatory act complained of.  If the discrimination has been going on for some time as part of a continuous process of discrimination, then earlier acts of discrimination may be taken into account by an Employment Tribunal but the three months (less one day) time limit will run from the last event.

  • What compensation can be claimed?
  • Claims based on discrimination can attract large and unlimited awards, including compensation for injury to feelings.  If you feel that you have been discriminated against then it is essential that you take legal advice at the earliest possible opportunity.