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I worked there since 2007. For my current department that I am working now, I have just moved to that position last June 2013.
Hi, sorry I was offline by the time you had replied. To answer your queries:
A) Is there a case for discrimination here as my line manager did not handle it properly and recklessly?
This will only be the case if the actual reason for your treatment was due to you sexual orientation. There is of course a possibility that this had nothing to do with the way you ere treated so you must be able to show that a heterosexual person would have been treated more favourably than you in the circumstances and that there was no other justifiable reason for the treatment you were subjected to. So if the employer cannot justify this then discrimination may indeed be an issue.
B) I am very upset, if I file formally in writing (which is necessary according to the other managers), am I legally allowed to file an off sick leave until the investigation finishes?
If you have genuine reasons to be off sick, such as stress, then yes you may get signed off by following your employer’s sickness absence procedure.
C) Is there a reason for me pursuing this matter outside of the employers grieviance procedure if the defendant get dismissed? It is a very humiliating experience and quite frankly I was shaking during the time as I felt very discriminated.
Well our only options are:
Both can be risky in a sense that you need to pay around £1,000 in fees to take these to a hearing so you could pay the money, then lose the claim and as a result lose that money. So whilst it is an option, think carefully about the risks.
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