Employees are protected from discrimination by way of victimisation. Unlawful victimisation occurs where an employee is subjected to a detriment because he or she has made a complaint (or is proposing to make a complaint) about discriminatory treatment.

Here are a few points that you need to consider:

  • Does the company have a policy on Victimisation and Harassment and Equal Opportunities?

  • How can an employee make a complaint of possible victimisation?

  • How do you investigate a complaint?

  • What happens if an employee is dissatisfied with your handling of a complaint?

  • What are the likely financial ramifications for the business?

Often an objective, experienced third party can assess the answers to these and other questions more effectively. As HR professionals, we can help you to ensure that you have the correct policies and procedures in place to avoid or deal with such claims should they arise.

For further information, please contact us on 01606 333677