If you have suffered from discrimination in the workplace, it is important to ensure that you receive the best legal representation to ensure a swift and satisfactory resolution. Here is some basic advice and guidance to inform your choice of legal expert.
Discrimination means treating a person unfairly because of who they are. It is unlawful to treat a person differently due to their age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and gender reassignment. A legal service provider will be able to advise you on how the law applies to you and how you can bring a claim.
You should talk to your employer first to try to sort out the problem informally and you should both consider mediation as an option. If the issues cannot be resolved, it is likely that you will need to make a claim to the employment tribunal. You usually have 3 months from when the discrimination happened to bring a claim. A legal service provider will be able to provide you with expert advice on the best options available to you.
No. Your employer will be acting illegally if they penalise you for making a discrimination claim or highlighting an inequality in company policy. You should not be afraid to seek the assistance of a legal service provider to look into your claim.
A legal service provider will take you through the process involved in a discrimination claim and will use their expertise to build the strongest case possible on your behalf. If your employer is willing to discuss the claim informally, your legal service provider can advise on any proposals put forward. If an agreement cannot be reached, they can represent you at an employment tribunal.
You should choose a legal service provider with considerable experience in handling cases of discrimination in order to get the best possible advice and guidance. It is also worth considering the location, reputation and cost of a firm before making your decision.
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