Discrimination claim time limits
Discrimination claims must be presented to a tribunal within set time frame, generally 3 months.
If you believe you have been discriminated against at work, contact the NEU Adviceline without delay.
Call us on 0345 811 8111, or email us at [email protected]
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, you can contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 and you can access our Domestic Abuse and the Workplace resources for tips on how to get support at work.
Should you require immediate, confidential support including counselling or coaching related to your own experience, or as a result of supporting a colleague, you can contact the Education Partnership helpline on 08000 562 561.
A supportive work environment
Discrimination related to pregnancy, maternity or pregnancy related ill-health is unlawful. Managers and employers are prohibited from treating women unfavourably for reasons related to their pregnancy or childbirth or because they are taking, seeking to take or have taken statutory maternity leave.
Employers and line managers should be extra sensitive to the distress and trauma that working women may endure if they experience a pregnancy loss or a pregnancy related illness. Teachers and support staff are entitled to supportive work environments in which they feel able to discuss and disclose their pregnancy, a pregnancy loss or pregnancy related illness without fear of being disadvantaged or discriminated against at work.
We expect line managers/employers to listen, to offer advice on workplace procedures, to offer support and to seek advice & support themselves if they are unsure about pregnancy maternity rights, or health & safety issues.
Workplace reps can support pregnant women by listening, directing them to the local workplace maternity agreement and encouraging NEU members to raise issues collectively with the employer with the aim of improving working conditions for pregnant women, new mothers and women who have experienced pregnancy loss.