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At Kew Law we have the knowledge and extensive expertise to provide you with advice on cases of sex discrimination experienced in the workplace.

The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and the Equality Act 2010

Sex discrimination was rendered unlawful in the workplace by the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and was reaffirmed by the Equality Act 2010. Despite this, many are still subjected to unfair or discriminatory treatment in the workplace, purely  as a result of their gender.

Many victims of sex discrimination are embarrassed to come forward and others are simply unaware of their legal rights and the protection they are entitled to by law. Whatever the nature of the sex discrimination you feel you have experienced, our solicitors can provide you with expert legal advice in a sensitive and understanding manner.

There are several different way of discriminating against a person in the workplace due to their sex:

  • Direct discrimination – this consists of treating one person less favourably than another, purely because of their gender
  • Indirect discrimination – this exists where the effect of certain requirements, conditions or practices imposed by an employer or education provider has an adverse impact disproportionately on one group or other
  • Victimisation – this occurs where a person is treated less favourably because of action he or she is taking or has taken, is intending to take, or is suspected of taking, such as bringing proceedings against the employer under the Act, giving evidence or information relating to such proceedings, or doing any other act or by reference to the Sex Discrimination Act
  • Harassment – a person subjects another to sexual harassment if a person engages in unwanted conduct that has the purpose or effect of violating the dignity, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment to another related to the sex of that of another person. Harassment is also evident if a person engages in any form of unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that has the purpose or effect of violating a person’s dignity, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them. If, on the grounds of the rejection of or submission to unwanted conduct of the kind mentioned above, a person treats another less favourably than they would treat them had they not rejected – or they had submitted to – the conduct, an individual could also be found guilty of sexual harassment.

If you feel you have been the victim of sexual harassment or discrimination then contact us for an initial discussion with a specialist employment law solicitor.

To make an appointment call us on 0333 322 1000 or 0800 987 8156.

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