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.