Taking things further
If you already work for the employer who rejected your application, you can raise the issue with them. It's best to do this informally at first.
- call the Acas helpline to discuss your options
- get legal advice – some local Citizens Advice offer this for free
If you’ve tried all options without success and believe the employer broke the law, you can make a claim to an employment tribunal.
If you’ve been working for the employer for at least 2 years you might, in rare circumstances, be able to claim 'constructive dismissal'. This is when you feel forced to leave your job because of a decision your employer has made.
Constructive dismissal can be a difficult claim to win at an employment tribunal. You should get legal advice before resigning or making a claim.