Detriment happens when your employer takes unfair action against you but does not go as far as dismissing you. Examples of a detriment include refusing you access to training or refusing to promote you because, for example, you belong to a trade union. If you have suffered a detriment, you may be able to make a claim to a tribunal but it can be difficult to prove a detriment claim
The tribunal will apply certain legal tests to a detriment claim to decide whether it will be successful or not. This document goes through those tests to help you decide how strong your claim might be.
What is meant by detriment and the legal tests used by an employment tribunal (ET) to a claim for detriment.