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
- 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.