Over the last 40 years or so Parliament has created legislation focused upon removing discrimination in the workplace. The Equality Act of 2010 is the latest piece of legislation in this area of employment law. Employers cannot act in a discriminatory fashion and nor can an employer allow workers to act in a discriminatory manner towards other employees. Employment Tribunals view discrimination matters extremely seriously and employers must be aware of their duty of care to employees in this area.
At Employment Law Inverness we regularly advise employees on all aspects of discriminatory behaviour in the workplace. The Equality Act 2010 is extremely wide-ranging in its terms and covers instances of direct and indirect discrimination. This is a complex area of the law and we would best advise that if you feel you are being discriminated against – no matter the reason – that you contact us to discuss your situation. The protection from the Act even extends so far as to cover discrimination caused by conduct such as your association with a particular person, group or race.
At Employment Law Inverness we advise on all types of discrimination including:
Suffering from harassment at work can be extremely stressful. It can affect your working life and, if not dealt with, can adversely affect your health. This can make your home life suffer and can even affect your family. According to section two of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, harassment at work can occur in many different ways. If anyone is making your uncomfortable or distressed in your own working environment, then they may be harassing you.
If you are unsure about whether you are suffering from harassment at work, but feel that you are the victim of unwanted attention from someone then our Employment Law Inverness lawyers are always available to discuss the situation with you.
Our specialists in employment law are specially trained to deal with harassment at work and can talk through the problems that you are having.
Harassment at work can also take place if an individual is indirectly harassing you by bullying or harassing others in your immediate working team, knowing that it will impact on you and your work environment. The law is very clear about this. Any unwanted contact which makes you feel distressed can be taken as harassment at work. If you are unsure about whether or not you have suffered harassment at work, it is important that you contact one of our employment lawyers as soon as possible.
If you are planning to contact our employment solicitors, make sure that you have recorded the incidents and made a note of times and dates that the offenses occurred. The more information you can provide the better your case is likely to be. Further, it will be easier for one of our experts to provide you with a detailed assessment of the amount of compensation that you may be entitled to if you have a detailed record of events. However, even if you do not have a record, you should contact an expert as even a few occurrences of intimidation can be enough to make your working life impossible and should be addressed immediately.
Discrimination Lawyers Inverness
Get in touch with Employment Law Inverness employment law solicitors in Inverness on 01463 215 569 or fill out our online enquiry form.