Discrimination is unlawful, despicable and we are committed to combating it.
No one should lose out because of their sex, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age. Unfortunately many people still do, not just in the workplace, but in a wide range of contexts, such as housing and education. Challenging discrimination is important, not just to safeguard individual rights but to ensure that we are a fairer and more equal society.
“We can advise in cases of race, age, disability and sex discrimination. We can also advise whether you have a claim for compensation or for a declaration of unlawful treatment.”
The Prison Service is a ‘public authority’ and it is unlawful for a public authority to discriminate against you either directly or indirectly by treating you less favourably than any other person because you are of different race, colour, nationality or have a different ethnic or national origin than any other person.
Equally, it is unlawful to discriminate against you because of your religious beliefs.
All prison service policies, functions and services are included, so whether you suspect discrimination has occurred in matters concerning adjudications, applications for temporary leave, matters of security, transfer applications, re-categorisation decisions or a general policy of the prison service – seek advice immediately.
Claims have to be dealt within six months of the date of the actual incident. There is a strict deadline so don’t delay.
Swain & Co. has expertise in a wide range of Discrimination Claims and legal aid is available for such claims.
We are also experts in relation to Human Rights and Civil Liberties.