Discrimination on the grounds of sex or gender is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010. One of the main aims of the legislation is to combat stereotypical assumptions about women and make unlawful any conduct by an employer which is based upon such ill-founded assumptions. Discrimination can be direct or indirect but does not include pregnancy or child birth.
It is essential that employers have in place procedures and policies designed to prevent such conduct. Discussion with your employer about any issues which you feel disadvantage you in this regard may resolve the issue for you. However, if matters are not resolved or not resolved to your satisfaction, you should contact us immediately.
Sex discrimination and you
Our team of experts will advise you on all areas of sex discrimination and, if a claim is required, will provide all the advice, support and representation to ensure your case is thoroughly and professionally handled at all times. Contact us today should such issues be of relevance to you.