Unlawful discrimination takes place when an individual or group of people is treated less favourably than others based on one of the nine protected characteristics in the Equality Act (2010). These include; age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief (including lack of belief) and sexual orientation.
Discrimination creates an intimidating and hostile environment which has a negative impact on study, work and social life. By reporting incidents victims can access support. Organisations are also able to analyse reports and take action to improve people’s experience.
You may wish to start your report with an organisation that you trust, you could do this via the links below:
- Share and Support provides options to report anonymously or to report and speak to an Adviser. An Adviser will listen to you in confidence and offer information, practical help and support. They can offer support to deal with the emotional effects of sexual violence and sexual assaults and help you get support from other organisations.
- Wellbeing Services offers practical advice to more intensive support to help make your time here at Huddersfield run as smoothly as possible.
- The Student Handbook of regulations details how to make a formal complaint. Colleagues in the Students’ Union and Student Services are able to advise on this process and offer alternative routes to resolve matters such as mediation or conciliation.