Victimisation is subjecting a person to detrimental treatment because they have reported discrimination, bullying or harassment, or are supporting somebody else who has made this type of report. Victimisation is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010.
Examples may include (but are not limited to):
- A manager ignoring an employee because they have reported them for harassment.
- Being marked as a ‘trouble-maker’.
- Withdrawal of opportunities for promotion or advancement within their career.
- Threats of withdrawing funding or grants.
- Withholding resources, information and opportunities.