If you feel that any of your rights have been breached under the Equal Opportunities Act 2008, you may lodge a written complaint with the Commission. All you have to do is fill up the complaint form which may be downloaded from the Commission’s website or you may obtain a hard copy of the complaint form at the Commission’s reception desk or you may even fill in the complaint form on line.
Below are some of the points you need to bear in mind when lodging your complaint:
- Your complaint has to be lodged within 12 months of the date of an alleged act of discrimination. The Commission may extend this delay on good cause shown.
- If you are unable to lodge your complaint personally due to some impairment, you may authorise another person to act on your behalf. You may give such an authorisation to the other person in writing, or in such other manner as the Commission may approve.
- When lodging a complaint, you have to give all the relevant details that may help the Commission to handle your complaint effectively.
- You have to ensure that the complaint is dated and signed (except if you are submitting your complaint online)
- If you have used additional pages to write your complaint, number the pages and put your signature at the bottom of each additional page that you have used. Also, ensure that you hand over to the Commission all the pages along with the complaint form.
- Do provide any additional documents (certificates or others) that may help the Commission in dealing with your complaint
- If you face any difficulty in writing your complaint, feel free to contact the Commission.