Race discrimination can be direct or indirect. This is known as discrimination by association. You can also get protection from discrimination for helping someone else to make a complaint about race discrimination, for example, by giving evidence as a witness in court. We never have to write anything down in the job and my spoken English is fine. The Papists Act was the first act that addressed legal discrimination against Roman Catholics, but it was not until the Roman Catholic Relief Act that Catholics were considered fully emancipated. Indirect race discrimination It is indirect race discrimination to have a rule, policy or practice which people of a particular racial, ethnic or national group are less likely to be able to meet than other people, and this places them at a disadvantage. Between the EU passing directives and the UK government implementing them, it is apparent that the government has often failed to offer the required minimum level of protection. Yet a group of white people just walked in. To prove direct race discrimination, it will help if you can give an example of someone from a different racial group who, in similar circumstances, has been, or would have been, treated more favourably than you. This would be direct discrimination and you would be able to make a claim to an employment tribunal. For more information about discrimination because of religious belief, see Discrimination because of religion or belief. I complained to my boss but he just said I had to take the test or leave. Victimisation Treating an employee unfairly who has made or supported a complaint about sex discrimination. Making a complaint includes taking a case to court, going to an employment tribunal or standing up for your rights in some other way. In , Britain became a member of the European Community , which became the European Union in with the agreement of the Maastricht Treaty.