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Discrimination in the Workplace in the UK: What Laws Protect You?

Discrimination in the workplace is a serious problem in the UK, with a significant number of individuals facing discrimination based on their race, gender, age, disability, or other protected characteristics. Discrimination can take many forms, including direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment, and victimisation, and can have a significant impact on an individual's mental health, job satisfaction, and career prospects.

Fortunately, there are laws in place to help protect employees from discrimination in the workplace. These laws include the Equality Act 2010, which prohibits discrimination, harassment, and victimisation based on nine protected characteristics, including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. The Act also requires employers to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate employees with disabilities and promotes equal pay for equal work.

Another important law is the Employment Rights Act 1996, which provides protection for employees who raise concerns about discrimination in the workplace. Employees who make a complaint about discrimination, harassment, or victimisation are protected from retaliation by their employer, and can bring a claim for unfair dismissal if they are dismissed as a result of making such a complaint.

In addition to these laws, employees who experience discrimination in the workplace may also be able to bring a claim for discrimination under the European Convention on Human Rights, which provides protection for individuals against discrimination and promotes equality.

MLS Legal specialises in employment law, including discrimination in the workplace. They have extensive experience in helping individuals who have been discriminated against in the workplace and can provide expert advice on how to navigate this complex area of law.

MLS Legal understands that discrimination in the workplace can be a traumatic experience for individuals, and that it can have serious consequences for their mental health, job prospects, and overall wellbeing. That's why they provide a supportive and empathetic service to help individuals feel heard and understood.

MLS Legal has a team of experienced employment lawyers who are dedicated to fighting for the rights of individuals who have been discriminated against in the workplace. They have a deep understanding of the Equality Act 2010 and other relevant laws and can provide expert guidance on how to make a claim for discrimination, harassment, or victimization.

Examples of the types of discrimination cases that MLS Legal has worked on include cases of racial discrimination, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, and age discrimination. They have helped clients to receive compensation for their losses and damages and have supported them in making positive changes in their workplace to prevent future discrimination from occurring. if you have any questions about the process, contact us today on Email: Tel: 01784211087 or visit our website at


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