Tackling Discrimination in the East

The Tackling Discrimination In The East Project is Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

We give advice on unlawful discrimination in employment and accessing goods and services such as education, housing and leisure in Suffolk

What can you do?

If you think someone is discriminating against you, come and see us. Our team of experts can advise you on how to tackle the problem using complaints, grievances, and litigation.

But don’t delay

Very strict time limits apply. You have only 3 months from the date of the discrimination to start a claim in the employment tribunal and only 6 months in relation to education or goods and services.

*** Complete this client booking form and email it todiscrimination@suffolklawcentre.org.uk

We are also a third party reporting centre for:

  • Reporting Hate incidents and Hate Crime
  • Making complaints against the Police


Contact us at

Suffolk Law Centre
46A St Matthew’s Street
Ipswich, Suffolk
Tel: 01473 408111
Email: discrimination@suffolklawcentre.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Make an appointment to come and meet one of our team of experts, or get advice by phone or by email.
Our office is wheelchair accessible and interpreters are provided if required.

Outreach Clinics

We are holding monthly outreach clinics in Lowestoft, Haverhill, Thetford and Norwich (the last kindly funded by Norfolk Community Law Service). Contact 01473 408111 for details.

Awareness raising Workshops

We are planning workshops to make people aware of what unlawful discrimination is and what to do to tackle it. Contact us for details.
What is unlawful discrimination?
Unlawful discrimination includes:
1. When someone treats you worse than they treat other people because of a “protected characteristic”.
These are:
  • race, nationality, ethnic origin or colour
  • sex
  • religion or belief
  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • sexual orientation
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
2. The effect of certain rules or policies imposed by an employer or service provider has a worse impact on one group sharing a “protected characteristic” than on others; and these rules/policies cannot be justified.
3. Harassment, is unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic, which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that individual
4. Victimisation is when you are treated badly by someone because that person knows or believes that you have committed a “protected act”. One example of a “protected act” is complaining about discrimination or supporting another person in their putting forward such a complaint
5. Unfavourable, unjustifiable treatment arising from disability
6. Failure to do disability related reasonable adjustments
Discrimination is unlawful at work, at school and in relation to anyone providing goods and services.