Victimisation is when a person suffers a detriment because they have made a complaint, or helped someone else to make 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.

Last Updated: 20 May 2014