What can I do if I experience discrimination?

Those affected as well as those observing, advising or interested keep asking themselves the question: What can I do in concrete terms in the event of discrimination?


Here you will find tips for those affected and people who provide advice or support on what can be done in the event of discrimination. In addition, you will find contact points here that offer advice for specific target groups and characteristic-specific topics.

  • As an affected person
    • Take your own feelings and experiences of border violations seriously.
    • Do not hide the incident, but talk to someone you trust.
    • Do not accept the discrimination, but firmly and directly reject the discrimination.
    • Acting early increases the chance that the discrimination will stop
    • Make a note of the incident with the date, name, location and possible witnesses (see also the template of a memory protocol below).
    • Get advice and use the support and complaint options.
  • As a supervisor
    • Inform about the AGG for protection against discrimination and the diversity principles of the LUH
    • Make it clear that you will not tolerate discriminatory behavior.
    • Take every tip seriously.
    • Discuss with the person concerned in a confidential setting how you will proceed and advise them on the support options.
  • As a colleague or fellow student
    • Take a stand against discrimination.
    • Offer your support to those affected.
    • Find out about the contact and advice centers at the LUH.

memory protocol

After an experience of discrimination (regardless of what kind) it is helpful to record what you have experienced in the form of a memorandum so that important information and details are not forgotten. To make writing easier for you, you can find templates for a memory log in German and English here.


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