×

Conversations about race and unfair treatment are prevalent in the media at the moment and people in the public eye are speaking out.

 

Minority ethnic Britons often face shocking discrimination in the workplace, from job applications  through to pay, unequal opportunities and bullying at work.

 

Research conducted at Oxford University* found that levels of discrimination were widely unchanged since the 1960’s and people from minority backgrounds needed to send 80% more job applications than white Britons to receive a positive response from an employer. The Race at Work Survey* revealed that 25% of ethnic minority employees reported that they had witnessed or experienced racial harassment or bullying from managers.

 

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees and job seekers because of race – this includes the different elements of colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin.

 

Free Appointment to Obtain Legal Advice

 

Our Employment Law Team are offering a free online or telephone appointment to anyone from the BAME community who feels that they have been discriminated against in the workplace because of their race.

 

To help tackle this issue and make legal services more accessible, Lamb Brooks are offering their time, free of charge, in the week commencing Monday 14 September to Friday 18 September. Appointments can be made between the hours of 9am – 5pm during this week.

 

This appointment is limited to 20 minutes and is bookable with Hannah Lockyer, Solicitor who specialises in Employment Law. The consultation will help determine if you have a case for discrimination and advise you on the next steps.

 

For more information or to take advantage of our free consultation offer, please call Marlene Bradley on 01256 844888 or email enquiries@lambbrooks.com

 

Other Articles You May Be Interested in Reading:

Received a Settlement Agreement? What to do Next

Employment Law: Beat the Workplace Bullies

Speaking to Your Boss About Mental Health

   

The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice.  The law may have changed since this article was published.   Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.