How to deal with discrimination in the workplace

By greg | 17 Jul 2019 | Category: Blog
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If you’ve been treated differently from other people because of who you are, you might have been discriminated against. It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of:

  • age
  • being or becoming a transsexual person
  • being married or in a civil partnership
  • being pregnant or having a child
  • disability
  • race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
  • religion, belief or lack of religion/belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

These are called ‘protected characteristics’.

Discrimination can come in different forms:

  • direct discrimination – treating someone with a protected characteristic less favourably than others
  • indirect discrimination – putting rules or arrangements in place that apply to everyone, but that put someone with a protected characteristic at an unfair disadvantage
  • harassment – unwanted behaviour linked to a protected characteristic that violates someone’s dignity or creates an offensive environment for them
  • victimisation – treating someone unfairly because they’ve complained about discrimination or harassment

If you feel you have been a victim of discrimination, there are numerous organisations that can help and support you. Please see the resource list below:

Discrimination at work – Citizen’s Advice

Discrimination: your rights

Guidance for workers about their rights under the Equality Act 2010

Dealing with discrimination in employment

 

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