Sedgemore Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has urged victims of discrimination to seek advice over the problems they face.
According to the bureau, while the law has changed "considerably" over recent years to provide workers with greater protection against discrimination, many people remain unaware of their rights, the Bridgwater Mercury reports.
CAB manager Joan Saddington stated: "We understand the fear and intimidation people can feel faced with the prospect of dealing with an employer or a large company when they feel they have been discriminated against."
The CAB aims to help in this respect by raising awareness of workers' rights and ensuring that everyone benefits from them, she added.
A registered charity, the CAB helps people in the UK with problems concerning legal issues and money, among other things.
According to figures produced by the organisation, it assists in the resolution of almost 5.5 million difficulties each year.