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 adviceline@neu.org.uk.

  • Discrimination claim time limits

    Discrimination claims must be presented to a tribunal within:-

    • General rule (3 months less 1 day of act or omission complained of)
    • Summary dismissal (3 months from date employment terminated)
    • Dismissal with notice (3 months from date when notice expired)
    • Constructive dismissal (3 months from date of resignation, or from date when notice expired)
    • Failed promotion (3 months from employer’s decision)
    • Continuing act of discrimination (3 months from last act in the series)
    • Failure to make reasonable adjustments (3 months from decision to do nothing, or from the expiry of a period within which the employer might reasonably have been expected to do something)
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    CST Report on Antisemitism

    Disturbing report showing anti-Jewish hate incidents involving schools, school students and teachers in 2021.

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    Holocaust Memorial Day

    27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day. These resources are to support teachers and learners in finding out more about why this day is so important.

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    Equality advice

    A key priority of the union is to make sure all members have a voice in the union, the workplace and broader society; and do not face barriers to promotion, representation or participation.

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    Refugee week

    The theme of Refugee week 2022 is ‘Healing’. The theme is so pertinent this year when so many children and families have fled crises in Afghanistan, Ukraine and Palestine.

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    Harassment and bullying- school model policy

    This harassment and bullying model policy is comprised of two sections: a model policy statement and a model procedure for dealing with complaints of harassment and bullying.

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    Settled status

    Teaching unions general secretaries write to the Secretary of State for Education to express concerns over school places after Brexit.

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    Change needs to come from within

    Commenting on the passing of Motion 32 at the Annual Conference of the National Education Union, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: "Progress against racism in workplaces is far too slow.

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    Valuing disabled teachers

    Commenting on the passing of Motion 33 at the Annual Conference of the National Education Union, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: “Disabled teachers are undervalued for the contribution they make to their schools and colleges.

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    Religion or belief discrimination

    Who is protected from discrimination on grounds of religion or belief and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

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    Age discrimination

    Who is protected from age discrimination and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

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    Age harassment

    Who is protected from harassment on grounds of age and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.

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    Sexual orientation harassment

    Who is protected from harassment on grounds of sexual orientation, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been harassed at work.

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    Sexual orientation discrimination

    Who is protected from sexual orientation discrimination, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

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    Transgender harassment

    Who is protected from harassment on grounds of transgender status,and the first steps you should take if you think you have been harassed at work.

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    Transgender discrimination

    Who is protected from transgender discrimination, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

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    Sexual harassment

    Who is protected from sexual harassment and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.

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    Trade union victimisation

    Trade union victimisation, who is protected from it and the first steps you should take if you think you have been victimised at work.

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    Disability harassment

    The legal definition of harassment on grounds of disability, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.

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    Sex discrimination

    The legal definitions of sex discrimination, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

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    Pregnancy and maternity discrimination

    The legal definitions of pregnancy and maternity discrimination, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

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    Race discrimination

    The legal definitions of race discrimination, who is protected, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

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    Racial Harassment

    The legal definition of racial harassment, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to racial harassment.

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    Equality toolkit

    This toolkit is aimed at school representatives, teacher governors and NEU officers to use to promote good policies and practices in schools and colleges.

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    It's just everywhere - sexism in schools

    The results of UK Feminista and NEU’s groundbreaking study are clear: schools, education bodies and Government must take urgent action to tackle sexism in schools.

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    Health enquiries and applicants for work

    This guidance is intended to clarify the circumstances in which existing and prospective employers are entitled to make enquiries about a worker’s health and dispel some of the myths which may give rise to discriminatory practice.

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    Making work fit

    The duty to make reasonable adjustments requires school and college leaders to proactively identify barriers (both physical and attitudinal) to the inclusion of disabled people in the workplace.