What is victimisation?

It is against the law for anyone to  treat you unfairly because you have made (or plan to make) a complaint of discrimination or because you have provided information or evidence about a complaint. This is called victimisation. 

What can I do if I experience victimisation?

If you feel you have been victimised, you can contact us to make a complaint.

In some cases, a victimisation complaint has been upheld even though the original complaint of discrimination was not.

If you are unsure if you have experienced victimisation or need more information, you can contact our enquiry service. 

Complaint case studies

After Ingrid reported being bullied at work, her apprenticeship was terminated.
Anne believed she was refused priority housing because she made a complaint of sexual harassment.
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04 Mar 2024

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