Victimisation

Victimisation (s27):

  • (A) victimises (B) if (A) (subjects (B) to a detriment because (1) (B) does a protected act or (2) (A) believes that (B) has done, or may do, a protected act.
  • A protected act = (1) bringing proceedings under the Act; (2) giving evidence or information in connection with proceedings under the Act; (3) doing any other thing for the purposes of or in connection with the Act; (4) making an allegation (whether or not express) that (A) or another person has contravened the Act.
  • Extended to cover victimisation for seeking, making or receiving a “relevant pay disclosure” i.e. a disclosure to establish if there is a connection between pay and having (or not having) a particular protected characteristic