Discrimination In The Work Force: What You Need To Know and Must Do

The Legal File

Time and time again, we here stories about discrimination. In the UK, it is against the law to treat someone less cordially because of their characteristics. These characteristics are based on age, disability, civil status, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion and sexual orientation. They are referred to sometimes as protected characteristics. 


Under the UK law Equality Act 2010, you are legally protected from discrimination. A guide for employers, business and individual are also set to include in their policies and contracts. This means that there will be a clear view with regards to employment issues. This law protects you against discrimination including: pay and benefits, dismissal, employment terms and conditions, redundancy and promotion and transfer opportunities.

When an employer doesn’t take any precautionary measure or proper steps to prevent discrimination, the workplace atmosphere becomes uncomfortable. The employer can be liable for a lawsuit on discrimination. When someone…

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