Creating a fairer Britain
The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. Some of the information on this page may be out of date.
Employees have the right not to be dismissed or selected for redundancy because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status.
You may have a sex discrimination claim if:
The Sex Discrimination Act applies to both men and women and covers a broad range of employment situations including partnerships, contract workers, professional bodies and institutions that issue qualifications, which are required for a particular trade or profession.
You may also have a claim under the Equal Pay Act if your redundancy pay was less than a man's redundancy pay in the same circumstances: see equal pay.