Employees are often unaware of their rights under discrimination law and therefore don’t know what to do or who to turn to if they’re being discriminated against.
If you feel you are being discriminated against due to your pregnancy, it’s important to take all the correct steps in order to strengthen your negotiating position when it comes to claiming compensation for or a settlement exit package. If you’re being discriminated against at work you should:
tell your manager - put it in writing and keep a dated copy of the letter or email
talk to your HR team or trade union - they’ll be able to give you advice
collect evidence - keep a diary recording all of the times you’ve been discriminated against
raise a formal 'grievance' (complaint) if the discrimination doesn't stop. All employers must have a grievance process - ask your manager or HR team for more information on this
You could make a claim at an employment tribunal if you can't solve your problem using the grievance procedure.
Our specialist maternity and pregnancy discrimination solicitors work in employment law cases with experience in discrimination claims and can help you with your claim.