What is an example of direct discrimination in the workplace?
When you tell the interviewer that you have four children, he makes a remark about you needing time off work if they’re sick and says you won’t be suitable for the position. An employer has a policy of not letting any staff work part-time.
What are some examples of direct discrimination?
What is direct discrimination?
- gender reassignment.
- marriage or civil partnership.
- pregnancy and maternity.
- religion or belief.
What are three examples of actions that would be considered discrimination in a workplace?
Examples of discrimination occurring in the workplace can include:
- Job refusal.
- Being dismissed or having shifts cut down.
- Denial of training opportunities, transfers and promotions.
- Not being paid the same as someone doing the same job with the same experience and qualifications.
- Exclusion or isolation by co-workers.
What is an example of indirect discrimination?
An example of indirect discrimination, may be a minimum height requirement for a job where height is not relevant to carry out the role. Such a requirement would likely discriminate disproportionately against women (and some minority ethnic groups) as they are generally shorter than men.
What is the difference between direct and indirect discrimination give two examples?
Direct discrimination occurs when somebody is treated unfavourably because of a protected attribute. Indirect discrimination occurs when a requirement (or rule) that appears to be neutral and the same for everyone in fact has the effect of disadvantaging someone because they have an attribute covered by the Act.
How do you challenge direct discrimination?
There are three things you can do:
- Complain informally to your employer.
- Raise a grievance using your employer’s grievance procedures.
- Make a claim to the Employment Tribunal.