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Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
Helpline - 08457 47 47 47

(see 'Links to other websites')
For general information about discrimination at work and assistance with employment disputes and complaints. Acas can also help you and your employer by talking with you each separately and seeing if they can help you come to an agreement. The helpline will be able to tell you if your case is suitable for this kind of help.

Advicenow - www.advicenow.org.uk
For information about your employment rights and all types of discrimination.

Equality and Human Rights Commission
Helpline - England 0845 604 6610, Wales 0845 604 8810

(see 'Links to other websites')
For more information and guidance on what to do about all kinds of discrimination.

Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)
(see 'Links to other websites')
For more detail about the rules for dealing with complaints at work.

Employment Tribunals
(see 'Links to other websites')
For more information about employment tribunals. To find out if your complaint is one that you could take to an employment tribunal, phone the helpline on 08457 959 775.

Trade Union Congress
Know your rights line: 0870 600 4 882

(see 'Links to other websites')
For information about trade unions, and how to find the right trade union for you.

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Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
Citizens Advice Bureaux help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice. You can find your local CAB by clicking on the link at the right of this page.

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You can use the Legal Adviser Finder to search for advice services and solicitors in your area. You can search online using the link at the right of the page for more information.

With material from Jane Bowers, Brenda Smith, and Beverley Reid.
Updated December 2011

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