The Valla guide to
Direct discrimination at work happens when an employee with a protected characteristic is treated less favourably than if they didn’t have that protected characteristic.
Where to start
The Equality Act 2010 classifies “direct” and “indirect” discrimination separately. Learn how to identify the different types of discrimination to help your case.
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Examples of real direct discrimination cases
Real examples of employment tribunal claims for workplace discrimination, and why they succeeded or failed.
Two real examples of direct age discrimination and what happened next
We look at a couple of different examples of direct age discrimination that have been brought to the Employment Tribunal, and why the claims failed or succeeded.
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- Two real examples of direct age discrimination and what happened next
Two real examples of racism at work and what happened next
In this article, we look at two real UK examples of direct race discrimination claims. We explore which arguments were successful, which failed, and why.
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- Two real examples of racism at work and what happened next
How to take action
Make a tribunal claim for direct discrimination
When you are claiming direct discrimination at Tribunal, you want to clearly argue that you have been treated unfairly because of a protected characteristic. Use this guide to help you through the process of making a direct discrimination claim.
Templates you can use in direct discrimination cases
These document and letter templates are useful in cases of direct discrimination.
Grievance letter template
Raise a grievance with confidence using our letter template.
Data Subject Access Request DSAR letter template
Need to send a Data Subject Access Request letter? Claim your FREE DSAR letter template, including a video course on how and when to use a DSAR letter.
ET1 Particulars of Claim template
Get your ET1 Particulars of Claim right with our template.
Help a friend or colleague
Become a discrimination first aider
Become a first responder in times of crisis – someone that others can come to for help, trained in the basics of what rights employees have, discrimination law and work and what steps they can take next.
How to support friends having a tough time at work
Helping your friend or family member through work-related issues can be tricky. Find out how best you can support them during these tough times.
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