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Race Discrimination

It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee or worker if the reason is connected to or because of their race. Examples of this could be:

  • being spoken to inappropriately, or racial comments made by colleagues and/or your employer
  • refused employment on the basis of race alone
  • offered employment on detrimental terms on the basis of race
  • denied access to opportunities for promotion, training and other benefits on the basis of race
  • subjected to a detriment on the basis of your race
  • subjected to unwanted racial conduct
  • dismissed on the basis of your race

To bring a claim of racial discrimination, you will need to demonstrate that you are or were an employee or a worker, or were applying for a job as an employee or worker.  There is no qualifying period of employment required to bring a claim for racially related discrimination. 

To present a claim, you must contact ACAS and complete Early Conciliation within three months starting from the date of the last act of discrimination.