New law in force

The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. Some of the information on this page may be out of date.

Victimisation is when a person is treated badly because they have made a complaint about discrimination or have given evidence in a discrimination case.

This could include:

  • labelling the person a ‘troublemaker’
  • denying them opportunities or services they would normally have (such as a promotion at work)
  • ignoring them.

A person who victimises someone else can be forced to pay their victim compensation. This also applies to organisations that do not stop their employees victimising somebody.

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