LGBT+ Discrimination

Experiencing discrimination in any aspect of your life is entirely unacceptable and can be emotionally distressing.

Our LGBT+ discrimination lawyers will be able to guide you through the protection from discrimination provided by the Equality Act 2010, and reach a satisfactory outcome on your behalf.

Sexual orientation discrimination is not just prohibited in the workplace. Individuals are also protected from sexuality discrimination when:

  • Using Public services for example doctor, dentist, or hospital
  • In education for example college or school
  • Purchasing products (such as in shops or petrol stations)
  • Using businesses that offer financial and other services for example banks and insurance brokers
  • Using trades people such as builders
  • Using estate agents and letting companies when purchasing or letting property
  • Joining and using clubs for example gym, golf, tennis clubs
  • Taking part in leisure activities and holidays, examples including; hotels, restaurants, cafes, theatres.
  • When having goods designed or manufactured.

Discrimination because of sexuality can be one of the following:

  • Direct – treating one person less favourably than another because of sexuality
  • Indirect – when a way of doing something has a detrimental impact on someone of a particular
    sexuality
  • Harassment – making a person feel humiliated, offended or degraded because of their sexuality
  • Victimisation – treating a person of a particular sexuality badly because they have made a previous complaint of sexual orientation discrimination.

Our team of LGBT+ discrimination solicitors have a vast amount of experience both in relation to: helping businesses navigate through and comply with the discrimination legislation; and helping individuals obtain redress against organisations that have treated them badly as a result of sexuality.

Our Experts

Kate Brooks

Partner, Solicitor & Head of Employment/HR Services

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Lauren Day

Partner, Solicitor & Head of Dispute Resolution

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Clair Phillips

Associate Solicitor

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Nicola Scott

Consultant Solicitor

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