A recent ruling of Bristol employment tribunal has found a secretary successful in her claim of unfair dismissal, due to her decision to resign, following her employer reportedly stating that she would “not hire someone that was black.” ...
If you feel that you have been discriminated against as a result of your sexual orientation our team would welcome the chance to discuss your case with you. We appreciate that this is often a difficult time and offer a range of funding options to help. In some circumstances we may be able to offer a ‘no win no fee arrangement’ to you. Please complete our online enquiry form or telephone us on 0203 816 9302 and we will be happy to discuss your options and guide you through the process.
It is unlawful to discriminate against an individual whether they be an employee, colleague, consumer or service user on the grounds of their sexual orientation.
The Equality Act defines sexual orientation as a person’s sexual attraction towards persons of the same sex, persons of the opposite sex or persons of either or both sexes. The law therefore protects those of any sexual orientation from discriminatory behaviour.
Discrimination can occur in various ways. It may be that an individual is treated differently, less favourably or have unpleasant comments made towards them.
Such conduct can be considered by the tribunals and the courts as harassment if it is believed that the behaviour has had the effect of violating the individual’s dignity or created an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them.