Our specialist team of discrimination claims lawyers represent clients who have been discriminated against because of religion or belief.
This includes not only religions that are extensively recognised in the UK but also the wider concept of beliefs, such as philosophical beliefs.
We have a team of expert employment lawyers who represent workers who have been discriminated against because of religion or belief. We have successfully brought and settled claims relating to religion and belief discrimination in the workplace. Examples of religion and belief discrimination at work include:
- a company favouring an employee of a particular religion
- a worker not being allowed to pray without justification
- an individual being forced to work in an environment where jokes about a belief are made
It is also illegal for service providers such as healthcare providers, social services and retailers including banks, travel agents and travel companies to discriminate on the grounds of religion or belief. Our expert human rights lawyers have successfully represented people who have suffered discrimination at the hands of many such organisations and have secured compensation and apologies for our clients. A recent example includes successfully resolving a dispute between the family of a young Muslim girl and the governing body of her school relating to her access to prayer facilities on the school premises. The matter was referred to them by the Islamic Human Rights Commission.