The Government has published the final versions of forms that employees may use to help them determine whether or not they have been discriminated against under the Equality Act 2010.
Employees who think that their employer has discriminated against, harassed or victimised them, or that they have not received equal pay or have received less favourable contractual terms, are entitled to send their employer a form to obtain further information about the treatment.
The Equality Act’s Obtaining Information Order prescribes one form for an employee to pose questions to his or her employer about an act of discrimination that does not involve equal pay, and another form for an employee to pose questions to his or her employer about equal pay.
Guidance has also been published to enable employees to understand and use the forms.
Further details on the forms and guidance are available here, and the XpertHR policies and documents section has also been updated, to include questionnaires that enable employers to familiarise themselves with the forms.