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Taking action about discrimination at work

There are a number of things you can do to challenge unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. For example, you can make a complaint or raise a grievance against your employer or you can try mediation or conciliation.

This section explains what you can do if you've been discriminated against at work or when applying for a job.

Before you take action about discrimination

Things to think about before you take action about discrimination at work, covering employment status, time limits, possible outcomes and checking whether incidents count as discrimination.

Taking action about discrimination at work

Flowchart to help you decide whether to take action about discrimination at work under the Equality Act 2010.

Complaining about discrimination

Explains options for making a complaint about discrimination at work, covering informal and formal complaints and reporting the employer to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Complaining about discrimination if you're an agency worker

Explains the options for making a complaint about discrimination at work if you are an agency worker, covering who you should complain to and getting advice and support.

Mediation and conciliation

Explains options for trying to deal with discrimination at work through mediation or conciliation, covering formal and informal agreements, and judicial mediation.