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Discrimination within the workplace: victimisation

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Businesses faced with employees making repeated unsubstantiated complaints of discrimination will have to think twice before dismissing them following a Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision. The EAT held that the dismissal of an employee who brought a series of grievances and employment tribunal claims containing complaints of race discrimination did amount to victimisation. Many businesses will be concerned about the cost and time taken to deal with complaints of this nature and may increasingly consider workplace mediation as a way of resolving these types of issues.

This checklist sets out the different types of discrimination (including victimisation) that can occur within the workplace and highlights practical steps businesses can take to help avoid breaching discrimination and harassment law.

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