Religious discrimination

If you feel unfairly treated at work because of your religion or beliefs, you might have a claim for discrimination against your employer.

Robert Whitaker, Chelmsford

Religious discrimination at work

As an employee, you are protected under the Equality Act of 2010. It’s unlawful for employers to treat employees (or prospective employees) less favourably because of their religion, belief or lack of a religion or belief.

What are my options if I feel unfairly treated at work because of my religious views or beliefs?

It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against you because of your religious views. Your employer can’t treat you unfairly because of:

  • Religion – for example, if you are a Christian, Jew, Muslim or Sikh
  • If you follow a smaller religion or sect – for example, if you are a Pagan, Rastafarian or Scientologist
  • Beliefs (including philosophical beliefs)
  • Non—religious beliefs such as humanism and atheism.

The law is there to protect your right to have, and express, religious views and beliefs. You are still protected from discrimination if you do not have any particular views or religion.

What kinds of discrimination am I protected against at work?

Your employer should have rules to prevent religious discrimination in:

  • The recruitment and selection process
  • How much you are paid
  • Training and development at work
  • Selection for promotion
  • The discipline and grievance procedure
  • Bullying and harassment at work.

Religious discrimination claims are often complex, and our specialist employment law solicitors can help you understand what your rights are and your options if your employer isn’t treating you fairly.

If you think you’ve been treated unfairly by an employer because of your religious views, call us on 0800 013 1165. 

Our specialist employment law team will tell you if you have a claim, and the best way to come forward. Our priority is to ensure you’re being treated fairly, and to assert your rights as an employee.

How we can help you

Our employment law solicitors are experts in all aspects of employment law. We will explain what your options are and help you to make decisions about how to progress your discrimination claim. 

We can talk to your employer for you to help resolve any issues you’re going through at work. If you want us to, we will start legal action for you to ensure you’re treated fairly and any issues are resolved. 

Practical and straightforward legal advice

When you come to Tees for help with a case of potential religious discrimination, we’ll take the time to listen to you and get a full understanding of what’s happened. Then we’ll use our knowledge of the law to explain exactly what your rights are and we’ll give you practical and straightforward advice about what you can do. We’ll give you a realistic view of how likely any legal action is to succeed. We’ll talk to you in plain English so that you’ll always understand what’s going on. We’ll work efficiently and quickly, so that you can get on with your life. 

Let’s talk!

We know that talking to a solicitor about your employer can be very daunting. But if you have been the victim of religious discrimination, the sooner you talk to us, the sooner we can start to help you sort it out. Give us a call for a completely confidential chat, and we’ll tell you how we can help.

Call our Employment Law solicitors on 0800 013 1165

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