Dealing with discrimination in employment

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Who is this page for?

  • Employees

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If you believe you have been unlawfully discriminated against by your employer, or a worker employed by them or their agent, in a work situation, what can you do about it? Or if you have applied for a job (or been stopped from applying) and believe you have been unlawfully discriminated against during the application process, what can you do about it?

Read all pages within this section before you decide what to do, so you know all the options you have.

It is especially important that you work out when the last day is that you can tell the Employment Tribunal about your complaint, so that you don’t miss that deadline, even if you are trying to work things out with your employer first.

Last updated: 17 Feb 2020

Further information

If you think you might have been treated unfairly and want further advice, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service.

Phone: 0808 800 0082

You can email using the contact form on the EASS website.

Also available through the website are BSL interpretation, web chat services and a contact us form.


Opening hours:

9am to 7pm Monday to Friday
10am to 2pm Saturday
closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays

Alternatively, you can visit our advice and guidance page.