Discrimination at work can manifest itself in many forms. Workplace discrimination is unlawful if the reason for the treatment is age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
You are protected under employment law as a “worker” against workplace discrimination.
A “worker” is not only defined as an employee but ALL working people.
If you are self-employed, working through an agency, a director or partner you will be protected under the discrimination laws. You also therefore are protected even if you may not have a standard contract of employment.
Workplace discrimination cases can be highly complex so it is advisable to get expert legal advice.