Equality and Discrimination
Each and every person deserves respect and fairness. Unfortunately it does happen that people fail to treat others with the respect and consideration that they should. If you have been the victim of unfair and unequal treatment or discrimination, help is available. Your organisation may have supporting policies, resources and procedures regarding equality and discrimination. We have also put together a list of resources to help you or someone you know find the support needed to address the problem in question. Whether the discrimination in question is taking place at work or beyond, know that your experience matters and should be taken seriously.
Suffering discrimination and unequal treatment can have serious effects on a person's mental health. It can result in anxiety, anger, confusion, sadness, depression and a feeling of guilt and emptiness. These feelings can affect how that person interacts socially, professionally and throughout their whole life. Additionally, discrimination can have legal implications which add a layer of complexity to the problem and can appear daunting to victims. Speaking up can be a challenge, but it is the right thing to do.
Equality and Human Rights Commission
www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-courts/discrimination/ - National advice line: 03444 111 444
Rights of Women
www.switchboard.lgbt - Helpline: 0300 330 0630
- London advice line: 020 7704 2040
- National advice line: 0800 999 5428