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Race

Race

REF provided advice and support to a service user at a local hospital who made a formal complaint about racially abusive comments made to him by a medical practitioner whilst undergoing treatment.

Disability

Disability

REF is assisting a client with a complaint against South Wales Police after his arrest and subsequent incarceration. He alleges that the police failed to make reasonable adjustment to accommodate his disability whilst he was incarcerated. The complaint is being investigated.

Religion and Belief

Religion and Belief

REF assisted an employee to make a formal complaint to his employer after he requested time off on Fridays for Muslim prayer. His request was rejected and offensive discriminatory comments were made by his manager. After an investigation a full apology was given, disciplinary action taken against the manager and the employee permitted to leave the office on Friday afternoon for prayers.

Pregnancy and Maternity

Pregnancy and Maternity

REF assisted an employee who raised a formal grievance with her employer after derogatory comments were made about her after she had been on sick leave 2 days prior to her maternity leave. The company failed to deal with her grievance before she went on maternity leave. Upon returning to work, her request for part time hours was rejected and she believed the decision was based on her earlier grievance.

Age

Age

REF is assisting a man in his 60’s to raise a formal grievance with his employer after he received unfair treatment and discriminatory comments were made by a colleague about his age and inability to carry out his duties.

Gender Reassignment

Gender Reassignment

REF received a report of discrimination on the basis of Gender Reassignment and Disability in relation to the introduction of bedroom tax. REF assisted by liaising with medical practitioners, council departments and the housing provider to resolve the issues.

Sexual Orientation

Sexual Orientation

REF supported a bisexual woman who was experiencing discrimination in relation to child proceedings. After various assumptions had been made about her sexual orientation, REF liaised with her solicitor in relation to highlighting key facts to address lack of understanding of the bisexual community and of bisexual issues.

What is Discrimination and Hate Crime?

There are some specific difference between the case of discrimination and a hate crime.

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