Race Discrimination Compensation
Race discrimination occurs when a person is treated less favourably because of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin.
Race discrimination at work is unlawful due to the Equality Act 2010, which states that it is against the law to discriminate against employees, jobseekers and trainees because of their race, nationality and ethnic origin.
If you have been a victim of racial discrimination in the workplace then Three Graces Legal are on hand to help you make a claim for compensation.
Race discrimination can occur in instances such as:
• Deciding who should be offered employment, such as short listing and interviews
• Relating to the terms in which employment is offered
• When employers refuse or deliberately omit to offer employment
• When access to opportunities for promotion, transfer, training or other benefits, facilities and services are offered.
As employees, you and your colleagues should be made aware that discrimination is prohibited from the workplace. Your employer should have a harassment and bullying policy in place, as discrimination in the workplace is their responsibility.
The policy that your employer puts in place should prevent race discrimination in:
• Terms and conditions of employment
• Training and development
• Selection for promotion
• Discipline and grievances
• Dealing with bullying and harassment
• Dismissal of an employee
Your employer should ensure that its employees fully understand the policy, and encourage you to understand that you can talk to somebody if you feel that you are being discriminated against.
Contact us now for further advice on issues regarding race discrimination.