An employer must not treat a person less favourably because the person complains of discrimination (whether that’s bringing a legal case or just making an allegation of discrimination), or because they have upheld their equality law rights.
For example, if the employer creates an oppressive environment for a person (for instance acting negatively) because they gave evidence in a discrimination claim then this will be victimisation.
Employers have to pay regard to the behaviour of all their staff to ensure there is no:
- direct discrimination
- associative discrimination
- perceptive discrimination
- indirect discrimination
- disability discrimination
- a failure to make reasonable adjustments
For information about the protected characteristics and business best practice, return to the discrimination page.
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