Can I sue the council for discrimination?
If you’ve experienced unlawful discrimination by a public authority, like the police or local authority, you may be able to take legal action under the Equality Act.
What does unlawful discrimination apply?
Unlawful discrimination means treating someone badly, or less favourably than others, on the basis of certain personal attributes. There are nine attributes which are protected by UK law set out in the Equality Act 2010. They are often referred to as ‘protected characteristics’. The protected characteristics are.
What does legal action mean in English Dictionary?
legal action. › the act of using a lawyer or a court to help settle a disagreement, etc. that you have with a person or an organization: He threatened to take legal action against me over a comment I had made about him on my blog.
What does it mean to have grounds for legal action?
the threat/prospect of legal action The threat of legal action is the latest twist in an increasingly bitter dispute between management and unions. have grounds for legal action Lawyers say the company probably has grounds for legal action under the Trades Description Act.
Do you have grounds for legal action under the Trades Description Act?
have grounds for legal action Lawyers say the company probably has grounds for legal action under the Trades Description Act. costly/further/possible legal action He declined to comment on the situation further because of possible legal actions. Before that, tort law only allowed direct victims to initiate legal action against a polluter.
What does the threat of legal action mean?
Patient expectations, the compulsion to act, and the threat of legal action motivate clinicians at a professional and at a personal level. They also may lead to legal action being taken by those affected and may reduce public confidence in screening.
What’s the law about taking legal action against discrimination?
Taking legal action about discrimination. The law which says you mustn’t be discriminated against is called the Equality Act 2010. Discrimination which is against the Equality Act is unlawful. If you’ve experienced unlawful discrimination, you can take action about it under the Act.
How to take legal action against a defendant?
Explains the process for taking court action about discrimination, including sending a letter before claim, filling out a claim form and how a defendant should respond to the claim.
Who is the defendant in a discrimination case?
The person or organisation you want to take action against is called the defendant. The defendant will then write back to you to explain their position. This will help you both decide if you can find a solution to the problem without going to court.
How long does it take to get legal aid for discrimination?
You need to make your claim within 6 months less one day of the act you’re complaining about. The court can allow a claim outside the time limits, but only if it considers it just and equitable to do so. If you want to make a claim about discrimination at work, the time limit is 3 months. Can you get legal aid?