Everyone in Liverpool has the right to be treated with fairness and dignity, no matter what their race. Legislation protects you from racial discrimination in the workplace, which includes racial victimisation. Our employment solicitors specialise in handling racial victimisation claims. They are qualified to take your claim to the Liverpool Employment Tribunal and help you seek compensation. Using the no win no fee scheme means that your claim is risk free and you pay nothing if we do not win your case.


Employees should not be discriminated against because they are standing up for their rights. If you have been dismissed or are being treated unfairly because of your participation in a racial discrimination complaint, you may have a claim for racial victimisation.

What is Racial Victimisation?

Racial victimisation is one of four basic types of race discrimination. Racial victimisation occurs when an employee is discriminated against for making or participating in a legal claim for racial discrimination. Employees cannot be dismissed or treated unfairly because they make a claim under the Race Relations Act 1996. Victimisation also includes unfavourable treatment based on an employee giving evidence or providing information in a legal case. The employee does not even have to go so far as to start a claim in the Liverpool Employment Tribunal. Being subjected to detrimental treatment for merely making a complaint to a superior is also racial victimisation.

What is Race Discrimnation?

Racial victimisation is just one of four types of race discrimination which also includes direct discrimination, indirect discrimination and harassment. Employees are protected from discrimination based on race by the Race Relations Act 1996. The statute makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee based on colour, race, nationality, ethnicity or national origins.


There is no set amount of hours that you have to work each week or length of service requirement to meet in order to be covered by the legislation. It does not matter if the discrimination was intentional or not. The employer is liable if you're treated unfairly because of your race, regardless of whether or not it was done on purpose. An employer can be held liable even if they were not the one who actually committed the discriminatory act. Unless the employer can show that they took reasonable steps to prevent the discrimination, they can be held legally responsible for the discriminatory acts of their employees

Claiming Compensation

Employees subjected to racial victimisation can make a claim to the Liverpool Employment Tribunal. There is no statutory limit on the amount of compensation that can be awarded in these cases. Compensation awarded for injury to feelings can be substantial. It is crucial that you seek the advice of a racial victimisation solicitor. It should be noted that an Employment Tribunal can reduce the amount of compensation awarded if the employee failed to follow the proper grievance procedures.


Under the Race Relations Act you have only three months from the date of the act of discrimination to make your claim. A solicitor can advise you of the time limit in more complicated situations, such as when the discrimination has occurred over an extended period of time. Much is at stake and you do not want to lose your ability to enforce your rights.

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