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Discrimination

workplace discriminationAnother common and regularly used term regarding management of employees is discrimination. Allegations of unlawful discrimination, whether justified or not, should be treated seriously and can result in a range of adverse outcomes for employers and employees alike.

Unlawful discrimination is the less favourable treatment of a person based on protected attributes, including:

  • Pregnancy, sex, marital status;
  • Religious belief;
  • Colour, race, ethnic origin;
  • Disability;
  • Age;
  • Political opinion;
  • Family status; and
  • Sexual orientation.

Unlawful discrimination is prohibited in the workplace. This means making any adverse business decisions based upon the attributes identified above is against the law. More so, if it is perceived that that was the basis for your decision, that makes the situation more time consuming and costly.

Forge Legal is best placed to assist both employers and employees concerning discrimination disputes in the workplace. Our extensive experience, spanning the last 30 years, is second to none. Whether you need advice about discrimination as an employee that has been subjected to by their employer, or a situation where you the employer has been accused of unlawful discrimination, Forge Legal is on your side. We also provide advice to employers regarding the compliance of their policies and procedures having regard to applicable discrimination laws.