Check if your problem at work is discrimination

This advice applies to Scotland. See advice for See advice for England, See advice for Northern Ireland, See advice for Wales

It might be against the law if you’re being treated unfairly or differently at work because of who you are, such as being disabled or being a woman. If it is, you can complain to your employer or take them to an employment tribunal.

The main law that covers discrimination at work is the Equality Act 2010 - part 5 covers work.

The unfair treatment might not be aimed at you personally - it could be a rule or policy for everyone that affects you worse than others.

You’ll need to follow 3 steps to work out if your problem is discrimination. Make sure you complete them all. If you don’t you’re less likely to be able to challenge the discrimination.

Go to step 1

Page last reviewed on 28 January 2019