Employment LGBT Discrimination Solicitors
There are 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. Two of the protected characteristics are sexual orientation or gender reassignment. The protected characteristic of sexual orientation applies whether you are interested in the same sex, the opposite sex or persons of either sex. The protected characteristic of gender reassignment protects a person who is proposing to undergo, is undergoing, or has undergone a process (or part of a process) for the purposes of reassigning their sex by changing the physical or other attributes of sex. The protected characteristic also applies to transsexuals. You can also be discriminated against if you are only perceived to have a protected characteristic.
Common examples of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender reassignment include:
- Nasty comments in relation to sexual orientation or gender reassignment;
- Intrusive, inappropriate questions about a transgender persons surgery;
- Intrusive, inappropriate questions about a homosexual persons sex life;
- Being sacked due to not fitting in with the businesses ‘ideals’
If you feel like you have been discriminated against at work, it is important to obtain specialist advice immediately. There is a very short limitation period for discrimination claims, and you could be left without redress from an employment tribunal.
Here at Ison Harrison Solicitors we are experts in discrimination legislation. Our Head of Department, Mr Yunus Lunat, has been featured as an expert in Employment Law and Discrimination on the BBC, Channel 4 and many other news outlets. Our diverse team can provide expert advice so that you are supported every step of the way.
If you think you have been discriminated at work and would like some expert assistance, please give us a call on 0113 284 5000 or contact a member of our team today via the ‘our people’ page.
Yunus Lunat – Head of Employment Law
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