We have seen a significant increase in enquiries about the menopause in recent months. At this stage, from a strict legal perspective, the menopause is not, in itself, protected under the Equality Act. However, it can be captured by protection from age, sex...
If an individual believes that they have been discriminated against due to their race and you have a query which you wish to discuss on a confidential basis, contact our discrimination advisers on 01616 966 229 or you can also complete an online enquiry form and a discrimination expert will contact you directly.
Race discrimination occurs where an individual is treated less favourably on the grounds of their race, nationality, ethnic origin, heritage or colour.
The law also provides protection against discriminatory conduct as a result of a perception that an individual is of a particular race, nationality, ethnic origin or heritage, even if the perception is incorrect.
The protection afforded by the Equality Act applies to every stage of the employment relationship i.e. advertising vacancies, recruitment, promotion, training and other opportunities, and dismissal.
This protection also extends to discrimination in the course of an individual’s day to day life as a consumer or service user.