Women face many types of discrimination in the workplace, including pregnancy, sex, age, sexual orientation and gender reassignment discrimination. Women are sometimes treated differently from others because of these characteristics. Discrimination often feels personal and being discriminated against can be very upsetting and stressful. The aim of this network is to put women suffering discrimination in touch with each other.
Taking action when faced with discrimination is a difficult decision and being able to discuss it with other women who are currently seeking to remedy their situation either formally or informally can really help. Many women who have stood up against discrimination have said that having the support of family and friends is essential, but being able to talk to others who are going through the same experience has given them the extra determination to see it through.
Our web site seeks to offer you online peer to peer support through ‘Your Views' where you can talk to other women facing discrimination as well as reading personal stories and gaining some legal insight into your rights. Supporters of WEN include specialist charitable organisations who can provide you with information and assistance, visit the useful link section to find out more.
My story and your views
Within each section, you will be able to read several personal stories including ‘My Story’ of women who talk about their experiences of discrimination they have faced.
WEN is also keen for as many women as possible to participate in our blogs and discussions through ‘Your Views’. This is the area of the site where you can interact and share experiences. Creating an account is very simple requiring only a username and an email account. Click here to get started.
Our web site will provide you with basic legal advice on maternity and pregnancy, sex, age, sexual orietation and gender reassignment discrimination law and provide you with some common scenarios; however, you should always seek professional advice before making any decisions.