Sexual discrimination

If you feel unfairly treated at work because of your sex or gender, you may have a claim for discrimination against your employer. Our employment solicitors can help you make a claim.

What are my options if I feel unfairly treated at work because of my sex or gender?

Sexual discrimination at work occurs when an employee is treated differently on the basis of their sex, perceived gender or because of their association with someone of a particular sex. Men and women can be victims of sexual discrimination and harassment at work.

If you’re experiencing sexual discrimination at work, talk to us. Our experts are here to listen, and everything you tell us is completely confidential. Our employment solicitors can help to guide you through your rights and options available to you.

What counts as sexual discrimination?

The Equality Act 2010 made it unlawful for workers to be treated less favourably because of their sex. Direct or indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation are all prohibited by the Act. But we continue to see cases where people are subjected to unfair treatment because of their sex. This could take the form of stereotypical assumptions about someone because of their sex. Or it could be harassment in the form of unwelcome conduct, inappropriate language or innuendo. If you’re suffering from sexual discrimination at work, we can help you move forward.

How we can help you

We have the experience and the knowledge to guide you through delicate situations at work. We are here to help you take back control of the situation - whether you're looking for a change in your employer's policy, an apology or a settlement. We will explain what your legal rights are and make practical, constructive suggestions about what you can do. We can either support you to handle the matter yourself with your employer, or, if you prefer, we can talk to your employer for you. If need be, we can also start legal action for you and represent you at an employment tribunal.

We're on your side

We know that it can take a lot of courage to come forward and talk to someone about issues of sex discrimination. Our employment team are sympathetic and approachable – as well as being experts in employment law. They are the ideal people to help if you're experiencing sexual discrimination at work. We’ll listen to your story and get a full understanding of what’s happened at work. We will explain what your options are and discuss possible strategies with you for achieving your desired outcome.

A tailored service

We’ll put you at the centre of everything we do and we won’t do anything without talking to you first. We’ll make sure that we keep you up to date with progress – by email, phone and letter, although we’re happy to meet with you too if that would be helpful. We’ll be with you every step of the way and our aim throughout will be to get a satisfactory outcome for you.

Let’s talk

If you’re being sexually discriminated against at work, talk to Tees. Our employment law solicitors will help you assert your rights and that you’re fairly treated. We have the experience, and the legal insight, to stand up for you – even in the most challenging situations.

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