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Victimisation

The common understanding of the word victimisation is that a person or people are being persecuted, picked on, persistently mistreated or persistently harassed by some other person or organisation. For those employees that have been employed by their employer for 1 year or longer treatment of the kinds listed may give grounds to leave that job and claim constructive dismissal (see link). However the word “victimisation” has a more specific meaning in UK law. Victimisation occurs when a person is treated detrimentally (e.g.s loss of bonus, demotion, denied pay rise, or dismissal) because he/she has made an allegation of unlawful discrimination against his/her employer, made an allegation that amounts to one of discrimination, or supported or given evidence in such an allegation made by another person. The forms of unlawful discrimination that address the issue of victimisation include:-

 

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