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EDINBURGH
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Free EnquirySexual Discrimination in the Workplace

You are protected by law against being discriminated against in the workplace; this includes being discriminated against because of your gender. Although it is often women which enter into sexual discrimination claims, men also have the protection of the law. Whether you are a male being discriminated against or a female being discriminated against, you have the same rights and exactly the same amount of legal support available to you.

Dealing with sexual discrimination in the workplace can be difficult. You may be concerned about what your boss will think, or what your colleagues will say. To an extent this should not matter as you cannot be dismissed for taking action for sexual discrimination. However, you may also be worried that people will not take your plight seriously. Although it is absolutely possible to enter into a claim on your own, you may find the process difficult. If you have a good friend in the workplace that has seen the discrimination you have been suffering, it may be possible to ask them if they would be willing to support you in your allegations. If there is not a colleague to support you, you should contact your trade union.

When you are dealing with sexual discrimination in the workplace you should make sure that you are keeping records of the situation from the start. Keep a diary of when things occur. This will serve to substantiate your case but will also ensure that you have a good memory of exactly what happened and when. If the discrimination is verbal, transcribe it. If the discrimination is show via actions, describe them. Any witnesses to what happened should also be written down so you can contact them at a later date. You may find that the individual who is discriminating against you is also acting in an unfavourable way to other people, so also make note of who they are.

Whilst you are doing this you may also want to engage in complaints proceedings. If you wish to talk to the offensive individual directly, ensure that it is safe to do so and also ensure that you have a witness present at the exchange. This could be a colleague or a trade union representative. If things do not improve following this, you should complain to your manager. When you make this formal complaint, put it in writing and ensure you keep a hard copy of this. This type of action will usually lead to an informal dispute resolution process taking place within the company. This will allow you to talk about your problem. Often, this deals with the issue and it is not very invasive or disruptive to your working life. However, if this fails Ė you should contact a specialist employment lawyer immediately.

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"Faced with a complex industrial dispute involving three parties, Callander Golf Club called on the expertise of The Work Ethic to help resolve the situation. Sound legal advice backed by high-level negotiating skills led to an out-of-court settlement to the satisfaction of the Firmís clients."

J Morrison, Callander Golf Club

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