Steps to getting help
The first step is to ask for an informal meeting with your employer or manager. In the meeting, explain what has happened and its effect on you. Say what you want them to do to address the situation. This might be that you would like your employer or manager to talk informally to the person or group of people who are discriminating against you.
In the meeting, the manager or your employer should tell you what they plan to do, and later they should tell you the outcome. At this stage, you have two choices: to accept the outcome or to take matters further and make a formal complaint.
Making a formal complaint involves following your employer’s grievance procedures. If they do not have procedures, then both you and your employer can follow ACAS’s standard procedures. ACAS is the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. They are an independent public body that works to improve workplace relationships between employers and employees.
Talk to Davisons employment law solicitors
If you have suffered discrimination at work, our solicitors can advise you about how the law protects you and explain your options to you. We can help you to make a formal complaint and to negotiate your company’s grievance procedures so your interests are protected.
We offer negotiation and mediation to help you resolve matters with your employer as quickly and amicably as possible. When a solution cannot be reached, we will use the law to stop discrimination and claim compensation for your financial and personal losses. If you feel you must resign, we have many years of experience supporting clients to make claims for constructive dismissal.