I think someone I know has experienced discrimination 

If you think someone you know has been discriminated against there are lots of ways in which you can help them.

Understanding the behaviours associated with discrimination is a good place to start. Most people will be able to describe what has or is happening to them and how it's making them feel. 
Unlawful discrimination takes place when an individual or a group of people are treated less favourably than others based on a protected characteristic such as age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership (in employment), pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex or gender, sexual orientation. 

Listen.  Just taking the time to listen to someone and talk about what has happened can help. These six active listening tips might help you support them. 

(Published on Oct 4, 2015 Based on the Samaritans guidelines for active listening). 
 
Give options.  When they have finished talking ask them if they are ok to talk through some possible options and next steps. Remember, it is important that they decide what they want to do. 
            
Remember: 
 
They might not want to report the incident to the University.         
 
They may have fear of or confusion about what happens if you report it to the University. 
 
It is up to them to decide what they want to disclose and to whom.  Your support can help them talk through their concerns. 
 
Let them know that you support their decisions. 
 
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