Compiling your case
When you start preparing your case, think about what you need the tribunal to know and any evidence in your possession which will support your complaint of discrimination on the protected ground of, for example:
- Disability discrimination
- Sex discrimination
- Race discrimination
- Religious belief and political opinion discrimination
- Sexual orientation discrimination
- Age discrimination
Keep a written account of what happened as this can help keep things clear in your mind.
Set up a file and keep your documents in date order. For example:
- your written account of what's happened;
- your contract, pay slips or salary details;
- letters, emails and mobile phone texts from the Respondent or any other people you work with about the situation;
- witness statement(s);
- if your case includes a claim for loss of earnings you should also bring evidence that you've been applying for other jobs.
Don't write any comments on these documents, as they may have to be photocopied for the tribunal. If you want to make notes or comments, do this on a separate piece of paper.
Beginning to compile your case
When beginning to compile your case consider very carefully how you will substantiate your claim of discrimination.
Below are suggested questions you can use as a checklist to prompt you to think about your case and help you prove discrimination at the hearing.