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Job discrimination and your rights

If you think you are being unfairly discriminated against at work, you should first try to sort out the problem with your employer informally before taking the matter further.

If this doesn't resolve the matter, you should follow your company’s grievance procedure. Typically, this starts with a written letter to your employer that sets out the reasons for your grievance, followed by (if necessary) a meeting with your employer.

If the matter is still not resolved, you can appeal your employer’s decision and take the matter to an employment tribunal.

A tribunal complaint must be made within three months of the discriminatory act complained about, so if the grievance process takes a long time, you may need to submit your tribunal claim before it is completed.

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Making a claim to an employment tribunal can be complex, and should not be embarked upon without taking qualified legal advice.

At Which? Legal, our experienced employment lawyers are on hand to provide individual, jargon-free advice on discrimination, grievances and other employment matters. 

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