Sex Discrimination Solicitors - Sheffield Employment Claims
SOLICITORS HELPLINE 0345 515 0362
Applications as a result of sex discrimination against workers in Sheffield are made to the Sheffield Employment Tribunal which can make a recommendation, a declaration or award compensation. Compensation may include loss of earnings, loss of benefits and pension, injury to feelings and can include an award for aggravated damages if the behaviour has been particularly offensive. There is no limit to the amount of compensation that can be awarded in discrimination claims which can result in very high financial orders being made against employers.
Sex Discrimination Act
The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 which applies in England, Scotland and Wales prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person’s gender or marital status and covers transsexuals. Similar legislation applies in Northern Ireland. Those protected under the legislation include :-
There are a number of other statutes and regulations that are used to protect individuals in employment in Sheffield including:-
The Equal Pay Act 1970.
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)
The Employment Equality Regulations 2003
Direct and Indirect
There are two main types of sexual discrimination, one of which may be obvious and the other of which may be more sophisticated and sinister :-
Sex discrimination may also occur where an employer in Sheffield has treated a person differently or less favourably because they have a condition which applies only to one sex. If a woman is treated differently including dismissal because she is pregnant or because she takes time of work for reasons associated with the pregnancy then an application for compensation can be made to the Employment Tribunal in Sheffield.
The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 also applies if there is less favourable treatment to a person who has complained and indicated that they intend to make an application to the Employment Tribunal or have given evidence in the Employment Tribunal or have alleged illegal activity in relation to the sexual discrimination, race relations and disability discrimination legislation. Individuals are subsequently protected against victimisation if an allegation of misconduct is made in good faith and fails in the Employment Tribunal.
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