Discrimination in medicine
Lexadeen Solicitors dedicated healthcare division is committed to assisting healthcare professionals. Just like other working environments discrimination in medicine is rife. We represent individuals who have been discriminated against at work.
Discrimination in medicine takes on many forms and can present in a number of ways under the the Equality Act 2010:
- Direct discrimination
- Indirect discrimination
To give a brief overview, direct discrimination occurs when someone is treated less favourably than another person because they have or perceived to have a protected characteristic such as: age, race, sex, maternity, sexual orientation, religion or disability
Racial discrimination for instance can be demonstrated in the form of being constantly passed over for promotion or being subjected to frequent derogatory comments.
The amount of female doctors is on the increase yet there are still a small number of consultant surgeons who are women.
If you feel that you have been treated unfairly because of your age, race, sex, maternity, sexual orientation, religion or disability, then We at Lexadeen can help you in seeking the resolution you desire, please do not suffer in silence.
Harassment is defined as unwanted conduct relating to a protected characteristic and Victimisation is where someone is treated badly because they have been or may potentially be involved with an action in relation to the Equality Act, e.g. raising a complaint to your management that you are being discriminated against.
Indirect discrimination occurs when there is a policy in place that applies to everyone but which particularly disadvantages anyone with a particular characteristic.
If you feel you have suffered discrimination contact our expert team immediately to discuss your concerns. Our unique team consists of highly experienced Solicitors, Barristers and Medico-legal advisors share a common vision in assisting healthcare professionals and providing an amalgamated effort in delivering the best possible outcomes.
We have been involved in a number of high profile cases and consider ourselves to be at the forefront in challenging the establishment to ensure fairness for all. Contact us today to talk to one of our experienced team about discrimination in medicine.
Contact us on 01204 565 006 for information regarding a wide range of legal services for doctors and other healthcare professionals.
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