Age Discrimination At Work
Age Discrimination At Work If you feel you have directly suffered as a result of age discrimination at work then Michael Lewin Solicitors may be able to assist you in achieving compensation for injury to feelings and sometimes other losses flowing from the discriminatory treatment.
In the UK the Equality Act 2010 provides protection against discriminatory treatment at work in education and as a consumer when using public services when renting or buying a property or as a member or guest in a private club or association.
Discrimination can come in many different forms and can include any number of the following:
? Direct discrimination – this is when someone is treated less favourably due to a certain characteristic such as age.
? Indirect discrimination – this can occur when rules or arrangements are in place that applies to everyone but a certain person with a characteristic (such as an elderly person) has an unfair disadvantage.
? Harassment – this is when unwanted behaviour affects someone’s dignity linked to a characteristic such as age is violated by someone or an offensive environment is created for them.
? Victimisation – this can be when someone is treated unfairly for example if you have complained about discrimination or harassment and you are victimised because of this.
There are laws that protect victims against age discretion at work and if you believe that you have been unfairly discriminated against it is important that you follow the following steps:
1. Make a complaint directly to the person or organisation that is discriminating against you.
This is best dealt with by raising a formal written grievance.
2. If this fails to work and you have exhausted the internal grievance process. If harassment still occurs you may wish to make a claim in court or through an employment tribunal and Michael Lewin can assist you in doing this successfully.
We recently received an enquiry from Mr H from Milton Keynes who states that he received age discrimination when he was at work.
Your employer has a legal right to prevent bullying discrimination and harassment and they can be liable for any harassment suffered by their employees. By enforcing antidiscrimination policies they can help prevent problems from occurring in the workplace.
Michael Lewin Solicitors will be able to assist you if you are at the final step of the complaining process and are looking at making a claim through court or an employment tribunal. They will be able to assist you in attaining all the evidence you need and our lawyers work on a ?no win no fee? basis so you can be assured that they are doing everything in their power to achieve a successful outcome for you.
If you feel you are the victim of age discrimination at work then you need to speak to Michael Lewin Solicitors who may be able to start the compensation claims process on your behalf; to discuss your eligibility to do this successfully why not call one of the team today on:0844 844 9866.