It is unlawful to discriminate against individuals because of race. This includes discrimination because of colour, nationality and ethnicity.
The Equality Act 2010 prohibits the following forms of race discrimination:
Discrimination can be on the basis of an individual’s actual race, (direct discrimination), their perceived race (direct discrimination by perception) or the race of an associated person (direct discrimination by association). The discrimination can also be indirect, that is, where there is a policy, practice or procedure which applies to all employees or job applicants, but particularly disadvantages people of a certain race. For example, requiring job applicants to have UK qualifications could have the effect of disadvantaging people applying from different backgrounds. In some rare circumstances, race discrimination can be justifiable, but only where it is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.
What our race discrimination solicitors can do for you
With Ironmonger Curtis, you are in good hands. We offer comprehensive employment law advice that responds to your particular situation and aims to achieve the best possible outcome. Contact us today if you have a discrimination issue you need expert guidance on. Our solicitors will explain this complex area of the law to you clearly and provide straightforward advice on how we think you should proceed.
As a boutique firm that often deals with high-end work, we offer clients first-class legal services without the large fees and impersonal approach often provided by large corporate firms. Our clients recommend us for our practical advice, meticulous attention to detail and excellent service.
Ironmonger Curtis is Sheffield’s only dedicated commercial law firm. We believe it is important to offer our clients cutting-edge advice, a wealth of experience in the discrimination and employment fields and the know-how to deal with any issues which may arise.
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Ironmonger Curtis is a specialist commercial law firm based in Sheffield and serving Rotherham, Chesterfield, Barnsley, Dronfield and further afield. Our solicitors provide down-to-earth advice to individuals and businesses on all aspects of discrimination and employment law and pride ourselves on the strong relationships we forge with our clients. Ironmonger Curtis’ expert solicitors also provide advice and representation in relation to company & commercial law, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation and commercial property.
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