Harold G Walker

Harold G Walker Solicitors

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Discrimination Solicitors

Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination cases are rarely straightforward because it is rare for employers to openly treat people differently because of a ‘protected characteristic’, for example; race, age, sex, disability, or religion. The Discrimination Act is designed to prevent employees from being treated unequally and covers all areas of employment including recruitment, selection and promotion, the provision of training, the provision of benefits, retirement, and occupational pensions. Discrimination in the workplace can arise in any of four ways:

This is where a person discriminates against another by treating them less favourably than another person.

This is where an employer enforces a policy that affects the whole workforce but disadvantages a particular ‘protected group’.

This occurs when the harasser engages in unwanted conduct that has the purpose or effect of violating the victim’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating, or offensive environment for the victim. Examples of harassment include abusive language, excessive monitoring of work, excessive criticism of someone’s work, etc.

This occurs when an employee is treated unfairly because they have made or supported a complaint or raised a grievance under the Equality Act; or because they are suspected of doing so.

Harold G Walker Solicitors understand that emotions can often run high during an employment discrimination case. The specialist Employment Solicitors are experienced in handling discrimination cases and ensure each case is dealt with in a highly professional and sensitive manner. As Discrimination law is such a complex area it is important you understand your rights, and the Employment team has the expertise and in-depth knowledge to be able to advise you and bring your dispute to a swift conclusion.


Employment Solicitors in East Dorset.

We have offices in Wimborne, Broadstone, Christchurch, and Verwood, however, our Employment Team extends its coverage to include Bournemouth, Poole, Corfe Mullen, Creekmoor, Upton, Canford Heath, Bearwood, Blandford, Ringwood, New Forest, Ferndown, Three Legged Cross, Aderholt, Wareham, and Weymouth.


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