Sex Discrimination Claims


There has been a lot of publicity about sex discrimination in the workplace, and employers are now required to work very hard to change out-dated practices and cultures.

If you have been a victim of sexual discrimination in the workplace then Three Graces Legal are on hand to help you make a claim for compensation.

Sex discrimination arises when a person is treated differently or unfairly because:


• They are – or perceived to be - Male or female
• They have an associated with someone who is male or female
• They have been subjected to comments and behaviour regarding sex, which is found to be offensive.
• They are transgender
• They are pregnant

DIRECT DISCRIMINATION

Direct sex discrimination can arise where any employer decides not to employ a person or to dismiss someone, deny promotion or withhold benefits to a particular person.


INDIRECT DISCRIMINATION


Indirect discrimination is when a group of people who share the same characteristic is treated differently from everybody else. Indirect discrimination is harder to detect and is less obvious than direct discrimination, as it applies to a group of people, rather than one particular person.


HARASSMENT


Harassment is treatment by your employer, or your colleagues that violates your dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for you. Your employer has a duty to protect you from such treatment, and they are liable if they do not take action to prevent it. It can be committed in three different ways:

unwanted conduct 


unwanted conduct of a sexual nature (sexual harassment) 


less favourable treatment of an employee who has rejected sexual harassment or been the victim of it (victimisation)  


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 sex discrimination in:


• Recruitment
• Pay
• 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 sex discrimination.

To view our pricing structure for wrongful or unfair dismissal please click here.