What is unlawful discrimination?


Victimising people because they have claimed their rights under the Human Rights Act or because they have made a disclosure under the Protected Disclosures Act 2000 is prohibited.

Victimisation includes treating people, or threatening to treat people, less favourably because they:

  • are asserting their rights under the Human Rights or Protected Disclosures Acts
  • are promoting the rights of another person under either of the Acts. 
  • providing information in relation to a complaint under either of the Acts
  • declining to do something contrary to the Human Rights Act
  • or a relative or associate is intending to claim, or has claimed, their rights under either of the Acts.