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Good morning, thank you for contacting Just Answer my name is***** am a solicitor and I will be assisting you today. Can you provide some further information so that I can best advise you?
Good afternoon can you provide further information so that I can advise you further?
I am sorry to hear about your circumstances, have you raised a formal grievance in relation to your treatement?
Thank you for the confirmation, I understand your reservations however without raising a grievance or raising your concerns it is unlikely that the employer will change their behaviour.
In addition, there appears to be elements of sex discrimination in your question. If you were to pursue this further by bringing a tribunal claim for discrimination on the basis of sex, or if you were to resign and sought to pursue a constructive dismissal claim the tribunal would be keen to know that before resigning you had fully explored the grievance procedure.
Thank you for the clarification, can you specify what you are seeking so that I can advsie you?
Thank you for the clarification, if you wish to pursue a claim for discrimination due to sex you will need to raise a formal grievance if you do not any award you receive will be reduced as you did not follow the ACAS guidelines (by up to 25%)
In practice most people who pursue a claim for discrimination feel they can no longer work for the company that is why I mentioned the constructive dismissal claim.
After you have fully explored the grievance process you can then proceed to early conciliation with ACAS. You can do so here:
The conciliators at ACAS will contact your employer and indicate to them that you have started the conciliation process. ACAS will endeavour to mediate between you and your employer and see if they can help resolve the matter.
If they cannot resolve the matter then they will close conciliation and issue you with a EC Certificate. This is the first step in the legal process and once the EC Certificate has been issued you can make an application to the employment tribunal. Please be advised that there is a very strict time to make an application to the Employment Tribunal which is 3 month minus one day from the date the issue arose.
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