Race Discrimination

Race Discrimination Employment Law Solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire

Race Discrimination in the Workplace

Race Discrimination in the Workplace

Race discrimination is not acceptable anywhere, especially not in the workplace. DSM Legal Solicitors have advised employees in many different types of these cases, and are experienced in dealing with these delicate matters in a sensitive way.

If you feel that you are the victim of race discrimination in your place of work, then get in touch with our employment law solicitors by calling 01925 937070, or by using our Discrimination Employment Law Enquiry Form.  We are based in Warrington, Cheshire.

We also have a Wigan office which can be contacted on 01942 914004.

Solicitors in Warrington

Our office in Warrington is minutes away from Junction 8 of the M62, close to IKEA and Marks & Spencer, with free car parking.  We have disabled access including a lift and disabled toilets. 

Definition of Race in the eyes of the Law

Under the Race Relations Act of 1976, the definition of “racial discrimination” is when somebody is discriminated against on the grounds of their race, nationality, ethnic origin or colour.

We can assist with any form of discrimination in the workplace including sex discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination and other forms of discrimination.  You can find more information by clicking here and visiting our Discrimination at Work Section.

Types of Race Discrimination in the Workplace

In the workplace there are four main types of discrimination that could lead to a claim for compensation being made:


This is when somebody is actively and purposefully discriminated against purely because of their race.


When something within the company such as a rule, code or procedure is introduced that disadvantages or makes things difficult for somebody of a certain race.


When there is offensive behaviour towards the individual that can cause them offence or that creates an atmosphere in which they feel intimidated. This can take many forms, such as racist jokes or mocking of certain religious clothing for example.


In employment law this has a slightly different meaning to the dictionary definition. In this case it means that somebody is treated badly because they have made a complaint about racial discrimination within the workplace.

One exception to the above is when a job is advertised that specifically and genuinely requires a person of a certain ethnic origin to be able to fulfil the role. This is called a “genuine occupational requirement.”

Contact us for a free, no-obligation assessment of your employment law claim

Call us on 01925 937070 to talk through your case with a member of our expert employment law team.  Alternatively email Diane Massey on diane@dsmlegal.co.uk or complete our employment law enquiry form.

If you are would like more information on funding your race discrimination claim or another type of employment law claim, click here and visit our Funding Your Employment Law Claim page.

Solicitors in Cheshire – Discrimination at Work Lawyers

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