The Valla guide to
Discrimination at work

Discrimination is treating you unfairly because of who you are. The Equality Act 2010 protects you from discrimination by your employer.

Where to start

The 9 protected characteristics

The Equality Act 2010 protects people against discrimination. The Act lists 9 ‘protected characteristics’ including age, gender, race, disability, religion and more.

9 minute read

What is the difference between direct and indirect discrimination?

The Equality Act 2010 classifies “direct” and “indirect” discrimination separately. Learn how to identify the different types of discrimination to help your case.

5 minute read

Discrimination guides

Examples of real discrimination cases

Real examples of employment tribunal claims for workplace discrimination, and why they succeeded or failed.

How to take action

Templates you can use in discrimination cases

These document and letter templates are useful in cases of discrimination.

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.

Other useful resources