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.
The Act covers all areas of employment and applies to all employees (fixed and indefinite term), job applicants, trainees, contract workers, directors, those who are on secondment and the self-employed.
If you feel you are being discriminated against due to your religion or beliefs, it’s important to take all the correct steps in order to strengthen your negotiating position when it comes to claiming compensation 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 discrimination solicitors work in employment law cases with experience in making discrimination claims and can help you with your claim.