What is Victimisation?
In the context of employment law, victimisation is usually referred to in the context of discrimination or whistleblowing.
Individuals are protected from victimisation on the grounds of any of the seven protected characteristics (age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation).
The legal definition of victimisation is found in the Equality Act 2010 and individuals are protected against retaliation for carrying out a protected act. it is a protected act to
(i) bring proceedings under the Equality Act
(ii) give evidence or information in connection with proceedings
(iii) do any other thing for the purposes or in connection with the Equality Act or
(iv) make an allegation that there has been a breach of the Equality Act.
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