Solicitors in Bristol
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Discrimination at work Claims

If you feel that you have been discriminated against at work, you may be able to make a claim for compensation against your employer.

Discrimination is treating someone differently from others. Illegal discrimination is when the reason for treating someone differently is not allowed, for example for the following reasons:

At Hoole & Co. we deal with all types of employment law cases. We represent employees and employers, so whichever side of the dispute you are on, we can help.

Types of Discrimination

Direct discrimination

This is when an employer treats an employee differently for one of the reasons listed above. An example of this might be when a less qualified male is given a promotion over a more qualified female, because of the fact that they are a man.

Indirect discrimination

This is when someone is unfairly treated, not explicitly because of one of the rules above, but indirectly or as a consequence of them. An example might be giving a job to someone and requesting that they be clean-shaven. This would discriminate against some religious groups where the wearing of facial hair is an integral part of their religion.

Making a claim for Discrimination at work

Specialist advice should always be sought when dealing with any discrimination matter. Please contact us today to speak to an experienced Solicitor.