Race Discrimination

Race Discrimination

Race discrimination is when an individual is treated less favourably because of their race, nationality, ethnic origin, heritage, or skin colour.

Race discrimination at work is unlawful under The Equality Act 2010. Race discrimination covers the discrimination of an individual on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins.

Race discrimination law also provides individuals with protection against discriminatory actions because of a perception that that an individual is of a race, even if the perception is found to be incorrect.

Despite the UK’s resilient race discrimination law, thousands of people still experience race discrimination at work every year. In many cases, individuals who have experienced race discrimination are simply feel too intimidated or embarrassed about their experience to come forward. 

In addition, many individuals are not aware of their legal rights, and because of this it isn’t uncommon for cases to go unreported.

Age discrimination laws are there to protect both older and younger employees. Dismissal of an older worker under the presumption that they are too old to do a job, or rejecting a younger applicant because of the presumption that they lack experience, is no longer legal.

If you believe that you have been the victim of age discrimination, we can help you to bring a claim to have any discrimination accounted for.


If you believe you have been the victim of race discrimination, we can help you. If you wish to discuss your matter on a confidential basis, speak to one of our Race Discrimination solicitors today. Please contact us on 01622 356 911 or fill in our enquiry form.


Useful Links 

Equality and Human Rights Commission, rights under the Equality Act 2010 -  www.equalityhumanrights.com

Equality and Human Rights Commission, Race Discrimination and the Equality Act 2010 - www.equalityhumanrights.com

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), race discrimination guidance -www.acas.org.uk



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