The Equality Act protects employees from any kind of discrimination at work based on:
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation.
These things are defined by the act as protected characteristics.
If you have been mistreated at work due to one of the characteristics listed above then you could be entitled to take legal action against your employer.
Occurrences of discrimination at work can often lead to instances of Constructive Dismissal and Unfair Dismissal.
If you have been forced to leave your place of employment because of discrimination, you have been dismissed for discriminatory reasons or you have been victimised in a discriminatory fashion, an Employment Law Solicitor can help you to get the justice you deserve.
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Constructive Dismissal is where an employee leaves their place of Employment because they feel as though they have no other option but to resign. Discrimination at work is a common cause of constructive dismissal.
One of the criteria for unfair dismissal is the lack of a good reason for your dismissal from your employer. If you have been dismissed for a discriminatory reason then you could be entitled to claim for unfair dismissal compensation.
In both of the circumstances above an Employment Solicitor to can review your circumstances to assess your chances of a positive result in an Employment Tribunal, support you throughout any tribunals and advise you when proceeding with a claim for compensation.
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