Equality for Workers Union (EFWU)
EFWU are an independent UK based workers union, working to change employer attitudes and support ALL workers equally. The best way to ensure your employment rights is to join EFWU and get your colleagues to join with you, growing our collective voice.
Why should you join EFWU?
Professional Union Services for Any Industry
We welcome members from every industry, diversity and ethnicity. We are here to offer the support you need, give us a call or drop an email with your query and a team member will contact you back.
Banking & Finance
How Big an Issue is Equality in the Workplace?
Employment tribunal cases April 2019/March 2020
ACAS early conciliation notifications per week
% increase in cases since tribunal fees were abolished
Union Fighting Your Corner
Employment Equality Law
UK Employment Equality Law is a body of law which legislates against prejudice-based actions in the workplace. As an integral part of UK Labour Law it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because they have one of the “protected characteristics”, such as age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
What is Discrimination?
Direct discrimination is treating a person less favourably than another who lacks the protected characteristic, is ALWAYS unjustified and unlawful, except when there is a “occupational requirement” which is a legitimate business justification accepted by a court.
Indirect discrimination is also unlawful, and this exists when an employer applies a policy to their workplace that affects everyone equally, but it has a skewed impact on people with a protected characteristic when there is no good business justification for that practice.
Other forms or discrimination include harassment and victimisation which are equally illegal
The Equality Act 2010 protects you against discrimination in the workplace at all stages of employment.
Harmonious workplace relationships are essential to optimum business efficiency. Even minor problems can develop into grievances or disputes if they’re not dealt with quickly and effectively. Although most employers have policies and procedures to resolve workplace problems, in many cases a positive result can be achieved through early discussion and possible intervention with your workers union.
Generally unions can’t help people with a problem that happened before they joined the union. Whilst the EFWU will still welcome pre existing queries, In order for EFWU to represent you in the best way possible, joining the union before an issue arises is strongly advised.
The more people who join us, the stronger our voice becomes. Get in touch using the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Equality for Workers Union, Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre, Bennett Rd, Leeds,
0113 336 5261
24 hours a day
365 Days a Year