Race Discrimination Claims Leeds
What Is Race Discrimination?
Race or racial discrimination is the act of being treated in a prejudiced manner due to an employee’s race, assumed race or from being associated with somebody of a different race. The definition of race can be determined by nationality, assumed nationality, citizenship, colour, ethnic minority or ethnic origin.
Prejudice or unfair treatment can be seen as continual and on-going abusive behaviour or a one-off act of abusive behaviour. Acts of race discrimination aren’t always intentional, but are carried out as a result of the employee’s race; these acts may be delivered to new or existing company rules and regulations.
There are four main areas of race discrimination. They are:
- Direct discrimination
- Indirect discrimination
All employees are covered by regulations outlined in the Equality Act 2010. Race discrimination covers all employees,including management, contract or agency workers, freelancers, self-employed staff, trainees, apprentices and also job applicants.
The Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 dictates the many areas of race and race perception, defining the legal areas of race discrimination that are liable for prosecution. Protection from prejudice and abuse is outlined for individuals or groups or people who share characteristics of race. Race includes both nationality and citizenship as part of the demographic and can consist of multiple group demographics, whether by nationality, ethnicity, or colour, for example:
- Black British
- British Asians
- Irish Travellers
- Romany Gypsies
Direct Race Discrimination
Direct race discrimination is carried out when an employee is treated in a less favourable manner than another employee due to their race or colour. Typical examples of this kind of behaviour, when compared to an employee of the same level of efficiency, are:
- Being overlooked for a pay increase
- Being overlooked for a promotion
- Being accused of customer objection
- Excluding an employee from a business operation
- Being denied management positions or further responsibility roles
- Being overlooked for a particular account or sale
- Being overlooked for an advantageous position or opportunity