Gender reassignment discrimination claims

If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination because of your gender reassignment, our employment law solicitors can help.

Gender reassignment discrimination cases

Gender reassignment discrimination can occur in several forms; direct and indirect.

Direct discrimination is when you are discriminated against solely on the basis of your gender reassignment. Indirect discrimination is when you are discriminated against by perception or association with certain groups or communities of people.

Gender reassignment discrimination is covered in the Equality Act, as part of its remit to ensure that no one is discriminated against on the basis of their gender or sexual orientation.

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How much compensation could I get for my gender reassignment discrimination claim?

Every workplace discrimination case is different. While there are no limits to compensation awards in gender reassignment discrimination cases, strict time limits are imposed. For example, if you are thinking of making a claim at the employment tribunal, it must be lodged within three months less one day of the discrimination incident, or the last incident, if you have been suffering ongoing discrimination.

Before starting employment tribunal proceedings you must first notify ACAS with details of your claim. ACAS will then attempt a conciliation with your employer. If this is unsuccessful, the employment tribunal time limit may be extended by up to month from the date of the ACAS early conciliation certificate, and your gender reassignment discrimination claim can then be progressed to the employment tribunal.

Funding your employment law claim

We provide fixed fee employment law services. We can provide a 1 hour consultation with an employment solicitor for £240 (including VAT) or a comprehensive claims report for £450 (including VAT).

We also offer hourly rate services for more complex employment claims and funding through legal expenses insurance (LEI).

Find out more about our fees and how to fund your employment law claim.

Making a discrimination at work claim

To make a discrimination claim, it must relate to a protected characteristic and early conciliation must be started within 3 months, less one day, of the discrimination taking place. If this criteria hasn't been met, the tribunal is unlikely to have the power to hear your case and we’ll be unable to help with your case at this time.

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