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It is unlawful to discriminate (treating somebody less favourably) against anyone at work because of age, gender reassignment, being married or in a civil partnership, being pregnant or on maternity leave, disability, race, sex and sexual orientation (legally known as ‘protected characteristics’). You are also protected from discrimination if you are associated with someone who has a protected characteristic or you have complained about discrimination. There are also other areas of potential discrimination in relation to employment situations such as due to part time status.

If you think you might have been discriminated against in the workplace then you need to act quickly. There are strict time limits for lodging a claim in the Employment Tribunal and it remains a requirement to firstly go through the ACAS early conciliation service.

Our Employment team can advise both employers and employees in relation to unlawful discrimination claims. We can provide advice in relation to the prospects of successfully bringing or defending such claims and we can deal with the tribunal process to conclusion on your behalf, if proceedings are initiated. We will also advise in relation to negotiating settlement, if appropriate.

Should you wish to discuss your individual or business situation, please contact Caroline Batko at cab@wdavies.com

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