Employment Law

Discrimination Solicitors in Solihull

Discrimination happens in many forms, but no matter how subtle, it is always illegal. If you feel you have been discriminated against at work, we can guide you through the next steps.

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Workplace discrimination can cause stress, loss of earnings, and hold you back in your career. Our expert employment law team can help you identify if you have been discriminated against and take steps to put things right.

There are laws to protect you from discrimination in the workplace, but bringing a case against an employer can be intimidating. Our expert legal team can provide robust representation to ensure your legal rights always come first. We will support you every step of the way, from raising a formal complaint to negotiating a settlement agreement. We can work with your employer’s internal HR procedures and ensure your rights are always fully respected. With Pearcelegal on your side, you will have fair and focussed representation.

Workplace discrimination explained

Workplace discrimination comes in many forms and can happen in many different ways, from unequal pay to unfair rules. There are nine protected characteristics, according to The Equality Act 2010. It is against the law for an employer to discriminate based on:

  • Age

  • Disability

  • Sex

  • Sexual orientation

  • Gender reassignment

  • Marriage or Civil Partnership

  • Race

  • Religion or Belief

  • Pregnancy and Maternity

If you are suffering workplace bullying or harassment concerning these characteristics, your employer could be at fault. We can guide you through the steps required to raise an official complaint and escalate complaints that are not dealt with properly. Our employment solicitors will handle your case with care and sensitivity so that you can move forward with your career.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to settle a discrimination case?

Employment tribunals can take a long time. This is why many individuals choose to settle out of court with a settlement agreement.

Can you anonymously report your employer?

You can report your employer if you are concerned about wrongdoing. You may be able to report them anonymously, but more information may be required to take the claim any further. You may give your name and ask for your complaint to be handled in confidentiality. If you take your concerns to the media, you will lose your rights as a whistleblower.

How do I prove discrimination at work?

You will need to keep a record of incidents as evidence. Evidence may include documents, letters, emails, social media communications or internal company documents. You should also check if any witnesses would be willing to back up your claims.

Where do I report unfair treatment at work?

The process for lodging a formal complaint will vary depending on the type of treatment you face. This could include bullying, discrimination, harassment or victimisation. Speak to Pearcelegal to find out what steps to take in any of these cases.

Our specialists in Discrimination At Work

Nicholas Thomas

Managing Director

Hannah Smith

Trainee Solicitor

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