Spot NGO Official Partners

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While every attempt has been made to verify these resources, Spot is not responsible for their quality. We hope that this page is useful if you need further advice, support or information about any harassment and discrimination you have experienced.

Eligibility Criteria
To source the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) included in these pages, we searched for those that focus on helping people who have experienced harassment or discrimination in the workplace. We then checked to see if they met the following criteria:

  • They must address one of the protected characteristics.
  • They must address harassment or discrimination in the workplace.
  • They must be able to offer advice, support or information.
  • They must have a least one means of direct contact (e.g. helpline, online chat etc.)
  • Exception: where no resource was found for a protected characteristic, a more general one was provided as a starting point. This must be able to provide either legal advice or a supportive community.

Getting started

How do I know which NGO to use?

Where possible, we have divided the NGOs into these protected characteristics. Protected characteristics are specific things about you which might distinguish you from other people:

GENERAL: These resources are useful if you do not know which protected characteristic to choose or if you want general information. We are still working on this page and will continue to add resources as we find them. To learn more about the legal definitions of harassment and discrimination, and to learn more about protected characteristics you can visit our legal handbook.

  1. Age: Applies to specific age groups, such as over 50s, or ‘young people’
  2. Disability
  3. Gender reassignment: Applies to those proposing to undergo, undergoing, or having undergone a process for reassigning their sex by changing physiological or other attributes
  4. Marriage/Civil Partnership: Applies to those who have a legally recognised relationship
  5. Pregnancy/Maternity: Applies to women from the beginning of pregnancy to the expiry of maternity leave
  6. Race: Applies to any specific race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, or national origin
  7. Religion/Belief: Applies to any religion with a ‘clear structure and belief system,’ and to some philosophical beliefs
  8. Sex: Applies to men or women
  9. Sexual Orientation: Applies to homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual people

Sexual violence and victim support: These resources do not focus on workplace harassment or discrimination, but may be useful if you have experienced sexual violence or are a victim of crime in the workplace.

GENERAL

EHRC

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is an organisation that provides advice and guidance on harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/multipage-guide/dealing-discrimination-employment

Freephone 0808 800 0082
Textphone 0808 800 0084
Citizens Advice

This organisation provides free, confidential and impartial advice on all issues related to discrimination at work.
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/work/discrimination-at-work/where-to-start/discrimination-at-work-overview/
The link above includes a web chat service.

The link below contains more information, including how to find an advice centre local to you.
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/how-we-provide-advice/advice/

Adviceline
England call 03444 111 444 or check contact details via our local Citizens Advice search option
Wales call 03444 77 20 20
TextRelay users should call 03444 111 445
ACAS

This organisation provides information, advice, training and conciliation on equality and discrimination.
http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1363

Helpline 0300 123 1100
Text Relay 18001 0300 123 1100

They also provide an online helpline.

Age

AgeUK

This organisation provides help and advice on age discrimination at work.
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/work-learning/discrimination-rights/ageism/ageism-at-work/

Age UK Advice Line 0800 055 6112

Disability

We are actively looking for an affiliation with an NGO that focuses specifically on disability. (If you have recommendations please let us know here.)

Gender reassignment

Stonewall*

This organisation empowers individuals and institutions through support, providing tools for tackling bullying and discrimination based on gender reassignment and LGBTQi+ issues.
http://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/discrimination/discrimination-work

Helpline: 08000 50 20 20
England: 020 7593 1850, [email protected]
Scotland: 0131 474 8019, [email protected]
Cymru: 029 2023 7744, [email protected]

The page below has further ways of getting in touch.
http://www.stonewall.org.uk/contact-us

Marriage/Civil Partnership

We are actively looking for an affiliation with an NGO that focuses specifically on marriage and civil partnership. (If you have recommendations please let us know here.)

Pregnancy/Maternity

Pregnant then Screwed*

This organisation provides a safe place for mothers to tell their stories and receive support and protection. A version is also available in the US and in Spain.
http://pregnantthenscrewed.com/advice-pregnant/

Free legal advice 0161 930 5300
[email protected]
For tribunal mentoring [email protected]
Flexible working helpline 07960 113 252

Race

Diversity Watch*

This is an organisation that monitors, researches and reports on diversity and integration related issues in the UK.
http://diversitywatch.uk

Telephone 0177 3687 170
[email protected]

3 Chrysalis Way
Eastwood
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG16 3RY

Religion/Belief

We are actively looking for an affiliation with an NGO that focuses specifically on religion and belief. (If you have recommendations please let us know here.)

Sex

The Mix

This organisation provides support for under 25s only.
http://www.themix.org.uk/work-and-study/working-life/sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace-25950?gclid=Cj0KCQiAiKrUBRD6ARIsADS2OLnOc3bo0A2aM8Cz_xs1e4nd6TvqV92NQtbLl2_xDj_n0X6Lne7A1wgaAio1EALw_wcB

Freephone 0808 808 4994

1-2-1 Chat

We are actively looking for an affiliation with an NGO that focuses specifically on sex for people over the age of 25 yet, but we are working on this. (If you have recommendations please let us know here.)

Sexual Orientation

Stonewall*

This organisation empowers individuals and institutions through support, providing tools for tackling bullying and discrimination based on gender reassignment and LGBTQi+ issues.
http://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/discrimination/discrimination-work

Helpline: 08000 50 20 20
England: 020 7593 1850, [email protected]
Scotland: 0131 474 8019, [email protected]
Cymru: 029 2023 7744, [email protected]

The page below has further ways of getting in touch.
http://www.stonewall.org.uk/contact-us

Sexual Violence and Victim Support

Resources included here are not directly related to workplace discrimination and harassment, but may provide help to those who have experienced sexual violence in the workplace.

MSP

The Male Survivors Partnership is organisation that links men who have experienced sexual violence to suitable resources for help, support and advice.
http://www.malesurvivor.co.uk/male-survivors-services/

National Male Survivor Helpline 0808 800 5005
Live Web Chat
Rape Crisis England and Wales*

This organisation is an umbrella body for other Rape Crisis Centres, and provides help, information, support and counselling for women. Rape Crisis centres provide support to people who’ve experienced any form of sexual violence including workplace sexual violence, no matter when it happened.

https://rapecrisis.org.uk/
Go here to find your nearest centre: https://rapecrisis.org.uk/centres.php

Freephone 0808 802 9999
Online help https://rapecrisis.org.uk/ifyouvejustbeenraped.php
Safeline

This organisation works to prevent sexual abuse and provides support to those who have experienced it. They offer counselling, helplines, online support, emotional and practical support, training and prevention. They have helplines for men and young people. They direct women to Rape Crisis England and Wales (above).

https://www.safeline.org.uk/

Online chat https://www.safeline.org.uk/contact-us/
Male helpline 0808 800 5005
Young people’s helpline 0808 800 5007
Victim Support

This is an organisation that provides free and confidential support to victims after a crime.

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk
Supportline 08 08 16 89 111

Getting started

How do I know which NGO to use?

Where possible, we have divided the NGOs into these protected characteristics: These are specific things about you which might distinguish you from other people. The following are regarded as protected characteristics:

GENERAL: These resources are useful if you do not know which protected characteristic to choose or if you want general information.

  1. Age: Federal/EEOC protection only applies to those aged 40+, but some states have laws that will protect you if you’re younger.
  2. Disability:
    - You have a physical or mental condition that substantially limits a major life activity (such as walking, talking seeing, hearing or learning).
    - You have a history of disability (e.g. cancer that is in remission).
    - You’re believed to have a physical or mental impairment that is not transitory (lasting or expected to last six months or less) and minor (even if you don’t have such an impairment).
  3. Pregnancy: You must be treated in the same way as any other temporarily disabled employee—e.g. provided with light duties, unpaid leave, or alternative assignments.
  4. Race/Color: This can include personal characteristics associated with race, such as hair texture or facial features. It can also include being connected to or married to someone of a certain race or color.
  5. Religion/Belief: Includes traditional organized religions and other sincerely held religious, ethical, or moral beliefs. It can also include being connected to or married to someone of a certain religion/belief.
  6. Sex: Includes gender identity, transgender status, and sexual orientation (according to the EEOC).
  7. National Origin: Includes gender identity, transgender status, and sexual orientation (according to the EEOC).

Sexual violence and victim support: These resources do not focus on workplace harassment or discrimination, but may be useful if you have experienced sexual violence or are a victim of crime in the workplace.

GENERAL

Hollaback!*

Hollaback! is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment. They work with communities to understand the problem, ignite public conversations, and develop innovative strategies that ensure equal access to public spaces.

[email protected]
https://www.ihollaback.org/about/
EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make discrimination illegal.

Tel: +1 (800) 669-4000
https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/index.cfm
Workplace Fairness

This organisation works to preserve and promote employee rights. It can direct you to a lawyer and has a blog.
https://www.workplacefairness.org

Age

We are actively looking for an affiliation with an NGO that focuses specifically on age. (If you have recommendations please let us know here.)

Disability

National Disability Rights Network

This organisation works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by guarding against abuse; advocating for basic rights; and ensuring accountability. It provides contact details for local legal representation and advocacy services.
http://www.ndrn.org/en/public-policy/employment
National Organisation on Disability

This organisation focuses on increasing employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities who are not employed.
https://www.nod.org

Pregnancy

Pregnant then Screwed*

This organisation provides a safe place for mothers to tell their stories and receive support and protection. A version is also available in Spain, and a full version is available in the UK.
http://usa.pregnantthenscrewed.com
National Partnership for Women and Families

This organisation promotes fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights regarding issues related to women and families.

Phone: 202-986-2600
Fax: 202-986-2539
[email protected]
http://www.nationalpartnership.org/about-us/

Race/Color

Communities Against Hate

This organisation helps to connect people and organisations affected by hate incidents (related to race and color) with legal resources and social services. It also has a blog.

Hotline: 1-844-9-NO-HATE
https://communitiesagainsthate.org/resources
Lawyers committee: https://8449nohate.org

Religion/Belief

Tanenbaum

This organisation tackles religious bias in the workplace. It also has a blog.

[email protected]
https://tanenbaum.org/programs/workplace/
Communities Against Hate

This organisation helps to connect people and organisations affected by hate incidents (related to race and color) with legal resources and social services. It also has a blog.

Hotline: 1-844-9-NO-HATE
https://communitiesagainsthate.org/resources
Lawyers committee: https://8449nohate.org

Sex

We have listed organisations that help with women or LGBTQ+ (below) who have experienced sexual harassment or discrimination. We are actively looking for an affiliation with an NGO that focuses specifically on men. (If you have recommendations please let us know here.)

Better Brave

This organisation combats sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace with resources and tools.

Resources: https://www.betterbrave.org/where-to-find-help/
https://www.betterbrave.org
For Women
Times Up

This legal defense fund addresses inequality and injustice in the workplace related to women. It can also direct you to legal assistance.

https://nwlc.org/legal-assistance/
[email protected]

https://www.timesupnow.com/#resources-anchor
Lean In*

This organisation empowers women to achieve their ambitions, with small peer groups, public awareness, and education.

[email protected]
https://leanin.org/about
For LGBTQ+
ACLU

This organisation works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties related to LGBTQ+ issues guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
https://www.aclu.org/issues/lgbt-rights
For LGBT military personnel and veterans.
OutServe-SLDN

This organisation active serves LGBT military personnel and veterans. It is dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America's military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Phone: (800) 538-7418
Email: [email protected]
https://www.outserve-sldn.org/?page=about_us

It also has many resources here:
https://www.outserve-sldn.org/?page=resources

National origin

Communities Against Hate

This organisation helps to connect people and organisations affected by hate incidents (related to race and color) with legal resources and social services. It also has a blog.

Hotline: 1-844-9-NO-HATE
https://communitiesagainsthate.org/resources
Lawyers committee: https://8449nohate.org

Sexual Violence and Victim Support

Resources included here are not directly related to workplace discrimination and harassment, but may provide help to those who have experienced sexual violence in the workplace.

The Voices and Faces Project*

This organisation was created to bring the names, faces and stories of survivors of sexual violence and trafficking to the attention of the public. There is an option to tell your story, and they provide testimonial writing workshops. They also have links to hotlines and counselling:

National sexual assault hotline:
1-800-656-HOPE

Online Counseling
Email: [email protected]
http://www.voicesandfaces.org/mission
RAINN

This organisation is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and leading authority on sexual violence. It works to provide services for survivors, educate the nation about sexual violence, and improve the public policy and criminal justice response to sexual violence.

National sexual assault hotline:
1-800-656-HOPE
Online hotline
DoD Safe Helpline
https://www.rainn.org/programs-and-expertise

Getting started

How do I know which NGO to use?

Where possible, we have divided the NGOs into these protected characteristics: These are specific things about you which might distinguish you from other people. The following are regarded as protected characteristics:

GENERAL: These resources are useful if you do not know which protected characteristic to choose or if you want general information.

  1. Age: Applies to specific age groups, such as over 50s, or ‘young people’
  2. Disability
  3. Marriage/Civil Partnership: Applies to those who have a legally recognised relationship
  4. National origin
  5. Pregnancy/Maternity/breastfeeding/carer & parental status: Applies to women from the beginning of pregnancy to the expiry of maternity leave
  6. Race/colour: Applies to any specific race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, or national origin
  7. Religion/Belief: Applies to any religion with a ‘clear structure and belief system,’ and to some philosophical beliefs
  8. Sex: Applies to men or women
  9. Sexual Orientation: Applies to homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual people
  10. Gender reassignment: Applies to those proposing to undergo, undergoing, or having undergone a process for reassigning their sex by changing physiological or other attributes

Sexual violence and victim support: These resources do not focus on workplace harassment or discrimination, but may be useful if you have experienced sexual violence or are a victim of crime in the workplace.

GENERAL

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (Australia)

An Organisation that offers advice and a complaint line for all types of harassment and discrimination. It promotes access to work, sustainable development, poverty eradication, and for workers' rights to be recognised

https://www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/the-workplace/workplace-discrimination/type-of-discrimination

Enquiry/Complaint line: 1300 292 153 or (03) 9032 3583
Hearing impaired line: 1300 289 621

Live chat
[email protected]

Age

We are actively looking for an affiliation with an NGO that focuses specifically on age. (If you have recommendations please let us know here.)

Disability

We are actively looking for an affiliation with an NGO that focuses specifically on disability. (If you have recommendations please let us know here.)

Marriage/Civil Partnership

We are actively looking for an affiliation with an NGO that focuses specifically on marriage or civil partnership. (If you have recommendations please let us know here.)

National origin

We are actively looking for an affiliation with an NGO that focuses specifically on national origin. (If you have recommendations please let us know here.)

Pregnancy/ Maternity/ Breastfeeding/Carer & parental status

We are actively looking for an affiliation with NGOs that focus specifically on pregnancy, maternity, breastfeeding, carer and parental status. (If you have recommendations please let us know here.)

Race/Colour

All Together Now (Australia)

An Organisation that seeks to understand and challenge racism in Australian workplaces through research and training.

http://alltogethernow.org.au//business/
(02) 9211 3404
[email protected]
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) (Canada)

An Organisation that offers advice and protects you from racial harassment or discrimination.

http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/racial-harassment-know-your-rights-brochure

Complaints: Toll Free: 1-866-598-0322/ TTY Toll Free: 1-866-607-1240
Website: www.hrto.ca

Legal advice: Toll Free: 1-866-625-5179/ TTY Toll Free: 1-866-612-8627
Website: www.hrlsc.on.ca

Religion/Belief

We are actively looking for an affiliation with an NGO that focuses specifically on religion or belief. (If you have recommendations please let us know here.)

Sex

We are actively looking for an affiliation with an NGO that focuses specifically on sex. (If you have recommendations please let us know here.)

Sexual orientation/Gender reassignment

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (Canada)

An Organisation that works to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people in Canada and to enhance the global response to LGBTQI2S issues. It has a blog and a contact phone number.

https://egale.ca/about/
Tel: 1(416)964-7887 | 1(888)204-7777

It also addresses issues of LGBTQ+ who are also targeted due to race.
https://egale.ca/intersections/

Sexual Violence and Victim Support

We are actively looking for an affiliation with an NGO that focuses specifically on sexual violence and victim support. (If you have recommendations please let us know here.)