Marriage and civil partnership discrimination

If you think your employer is treating you unfairly because you’re married or in a civil partnership, you might have a claim for discrimination.

Katherine Jameson, Bishop's Stortford
Katherine Jameson, employment law specialist in Bishop's Stortford Settlement agreement solicitor

Marriage and civil partnership discrimination claims

The Equality Act 2010 made it unlawful for employees to be treated less favourably because they’re either married or in a civil partnership.

If you’re in a civil partnership, there might also be an issue of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.  Whatever the reason for the discrimination, we can help. 

Our employment law solicitors will tell you if you may have a claim for discrimination against your employer, and the best way to progress your claim. We understand how difficult it can be to claim against your employer, so we explain every step of the process and likely outcomes. So, you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

What are my options if my employer is treating me unfairly because I’m married or in a civil partnership?

It’s generally worth trying to resolve problems at work amicably. You may have already tried talking to your employer and feel like you’re not getting anywhere. Our discrimination law solicitors can help you get the answers you need. The first thing we’ll do is to listen to your story and get a full understanding of what’s happened to you.

Our employment law solicitors will explain exactly where you stand and what you can do. We will advise you on practical actions you can take yourself.

So, we can help you to draft letters to your employer, for example, to express your concerns about the way you’re being treated. If you prefer, we can talk to your employer on your behalf. And if that doesn’t work, we can take legal action on your behalf to make sure that you’re treated fairly. 

How our discrimination solicitors will help

We know that talking to a solicitor about your employer can be stressful. But don’t worry. Our employment law team are approachable and easy to talk to. We’ll be with you every step of the way and we’ll help you decide what course of action is best for you. We only ever talk in plain English – and if we do have to use a legal expression, we’ll explain what it means. You’ll be at the centre of everything we do and we’ll keep you fully informed as we work, so you’ll always know what’s going on.

Let’s talk!

If you think you’ve been treated unfairly at work because you’re either married or in a civil partnership, Tees can help you assert your rights and find a way forward.

Call our Employment Law solicitors on 0800 0131165

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