Continuing our ‘Proving Discrimination at Work’ series, Employment Partner Emma Sangeelee discusses how, when understood and applied correctly, the law can offer a shield to individuals raising concerns about discrimination.

Emma outlines the proper process an employer should follow in dealing with your grievance and the repercussions if they do not. She explains that further victimisation claims may arise if you are treated less favourably for raising your concerns and that these may often be easier to prove and can substantially strengthen your legal position.

Finally, recognising that individuals who have suffered discrimination may also have experienced anxiety and/or depression for some time, Emma outlines an employer’s obligations to manage the stresses of the grievance process and not to discriminate because of something arising from anxiety and/or depression (for example, if this has affected your recent performance or how you interact with key individuals).

Raising concerns about discrimination can be daunting but the Employment team at Edwin Coe are experts in this field and are here to support you.

Catch up on the previous entries in this series:

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