The Valla guide to
Indirect discrimination happens when your workplace has a policy or a rule that can treat a group with a protected characteristic negatively compared to a group without that characteristic.
Where to start
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.
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Video lessons from Valla
Examples of real indirect discrimination cases
Real examples of employment tribunal claims for workplace discrimination, and why they succeeded or failed.
Two real cases of dress code discrimination and how they won their cases
Dress codes can unintentionally discriminate employees based on a protected characteristic. We look at a few examples of dress code discrimination cases.
9 minute read
- Two real cases of dress code discrimination and how they won their cases
Two real examples of subtle disability discrimination at work and what happened next
Disability discrimination is not always direct and obvious. We’ll look at some less obvious disability discrimination claims and why the arguments succeeded.
7 minute read
- Two real examples of subtle disability discrimination at work and what happened next
Sex & Gender
Two real cases of indirect sex discrimination at work and how things turned out
Sex discrimination can be quite subtle. Here's a few examples of indirect sex discrimination brought to Employment Tribunals in the past.
14 minute read
- Two real cases of indirect sex discrimination at work and how things turned out
Security guards' indirect race discrimination claim
A group of outsourced security guards weren't paid the same as their in-house colleagues. Learn how this policy was indirectly discriminatory towards non-white workers.
3 minute read
- Security guards' indirect race discrimination claim
Patrizia's indirect age discrimination case
A 64-year-old woman was dismissed from her job and found her employer advertising for new staff aged 18-25. She went to Tribunal for age discrimination.
4 minute read
- Patrizia's indirect age discrimination case
How to take action
Make a tribunal claim for indirect discrimination
Use our guides to help you make an indirect discrimination claim against your employer.
Templates you can use in indirect discrimination cases
These document and letter templates are useful in cases of indirect discrimination.
Grievance letter template
Raise a grievance with confidence using our letter template.
Data Subject Access Request DSAR letter template
Find evidence for your claim by getting your personal data from your employer with a Data Subject Access Request letter.
ET1 Particulars of Claim template
Get the ET1 form right with our Particulars of Claim template. Set out the background and details of your Tribunal claim, professionally and effectively.
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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