Discrimination can happen when you’re treated differently or unethically for being married or in a civil partnership. If you think this is happening or has happened to you, our discrimination solicitors can help.

Under the Equality Act 2010, you’re protected against discrimination if you’re married or in a civil partnership.

You are not protected if you’re:

  • Divorced or someone whose civil partnership has been dissolved
  • Engaged
  • In a relationship but not married or in a civil partnership.

Marriage and civil partnership discrimination at work can occur in various ways.

We can help if:

  • You aren’t getting the promotion you deserve
  • You’re facing redundancy or dismissal
  • You’re being forced out of your job because of bullying or harassment.

Whatever your situation, we have the knowledge and experience to advise you and handle your case.

Our expert lawyers are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. For a confidential discussion, with no obligation, call us on 0207 650 3999 or fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you.

What Services Do We Offer?

We can advise you about your rights if you have been discriminated against. We’re committed to giving expert advice in plain English, so you know exactly where you stand and what your options are.

Our discrimination lawyers can:

  • Provide support and guidance in settlement discussions
  • Draft legal documents for court
  • Help you use mediation to resolve issues with your employer Represent you in the Employment Tribunal and the higher courts.

Who We Can Help?

If you’re an employee, discrimination can impact your career, as well as your relationship and finances. We know it’s important to protect your reputation at work as well as help you seek compensation.

We work hard to reduce the stress that these cases can bring you and your spouse.

We can help if you’ve been affected by:

  • Direct Discrimination – When you’re treated worse than other workers because you’re married or in a civil partnership
  • Indirect Discrimination – When an employer has a rule or policy which puts you at a disadvantage because you’re married or in a civil partnership
  • Victimisation – When you’re treated badly after making a complaint about the discrimination you’ve faced. This can also occur when supporting someone who has made a complaint.

If you’re being harassed or mistreated at work, we can help you minimise the stress of litigation by providing you with our expertise and guidance. We’ll do our best to reach an out-of-court settlement with your employer and can support you in court or a Tribunal if needed.

Why Choose Us?

Our employment law solicitors understand how difficult it is to face workplace discrimination, and how sensitive making a claim can be. You’ll have our support through the entire process, with regular updates so you’re always in the loop.

We’re proud of the service we provide and are recognised as specialists by the leading independent guides, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. We have a proven track record of achieving settlements in complex and high value cases. So whatever concern you have, you can rely on us to put your best interests first at every stage of the process.

Contact Us

Call us on 0207 650 3939 to speak to a member of our team. Alternatively, send us an online enquiry and we’ll get back to you.

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