victimisation

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1425

Definition

In the equality context, victimisation describes any adverse treatment (including dismissal in cases of unequal treatment at work) in reaction to a complaint. This tends to be carried out by the alleged perpetrator of an act of discrimination (including forms of violence).

See also: secondary victimisation

Source(s)

Based on European Commission (2014). EU Gender Equality Law: Update 2013. European Network of Legal Experts in the Field of Gender Equality.

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