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Hi there, I did read your question carefully but this is not discrimination I’m afraid. You may refer to is as that but from a legal perspective it isn’t. For there to be discrimination, a person has to be treated detrimentally due to a protected characteristic. These a specifically defined in law as being age, gender, race, religion, disability, pregnancy, marriage and sexual orientation. So you can only claim discrimination if you are being treated differently on one of these grounds. This is not the case here – the reason you are being treated differently has nothing to do with your age, race, gender, etc. Even if it is because you are a contractor and the other person is a permanent employee, this is not going to be covered under discrimination. So unfortunately you have no case here – you are treated differently but that is not done in an illegal way. It is not unlawful to be treated differently in these circumstances so whilst you are entirely free to complain internally about this, there is nothing that can be done to challenge this legally.
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