When a person is treated less favourably on the basis of race, religion, immigrant status, nationality or age is defined as racial discrimination.
Types of Racial Discrimination
Racial discrimination can be of two kinds:
- Direct discrimination
Direct discrimination is a situation where a person is discriminated on clear grounds. For example, hiring an employee who is unqualified for the job just because the other applicant belongs to a different religion.
- Indirect discrimination
Indirect discrimination is when the employer creates a workplace practice that impacts the beliefs of some employees such as not letting employees cover their head while they are working.
What does the law say?
The Equality law 2010 protects everyone from discrimination whether direct or indirect, not just at workplaces but in the society as a whole. As per the law, race means your colour, nationality and also your ethnicity.
The year 2016-17 saw over 80,000 cases being recorded of racial discrimination. if you think you are being discriminated on any such grounds, you can connect with your nearest employment solicitor and take advice on your rights.
Our Employment Law Solicitors can assist with all types of claims.Naturally, we pride ourselves on providing the best possible service to the highest standards, we can provide free employment law advice on all problems.
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