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Are you being treated unfairly at work? Have you considered that this might be due to discrimination?
It’s only unlawful discrimination if you’re treated unfairly because of one or more protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act. These are: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation.
There are different types of unlawful discrimination. You may be experiencing unlawful discrimination if someone:
If you’ve been discriminated against at work, or when applying for a job, it’s always best to act as quickly as possible. This is because if you want to take your complaint to the employment tribunal, you need to make your claim within 3 months of the discrimination happening, even if you’re trying to resolve the problem informally first.
For more information about what to do before you take action about discrimination in the workplace click here. This gives information about who can take action under the Equality Act. It also gives guidance on how to identify discrimination at work, and how to work out the outcome you want. There is a handy flowchart to help you take action about discrimination at work.