Many minority workers ‘feel discriminated against’

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Posted 13/06/2011

Employment law developments to promote diversity in the workplace may not be having the desired effect, as many people from minority backgrounds still feel they are being discriminated against, it has been claimed.

According to a study by Business in the Community (BitC), the majority of individuals from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups believe they have been overlooked for promotion at least once.

It found white British workers average almost four promotions during their careers, compared with 2.5 advancements for those of African, Indian or Pakistani descent, while many staff members from minorities feel they have a lack of support from their managers.

“The survey highlights evidence of racial discrimination, with African and Caribbean workers particularly feeling discriminated against,” the BitC report stated, with one in four African workers and one in seven from the Caribbean saying they have been treated unfairly.

Recently, it was stated by the Mental Health Foundation that discrimination is also a problem for people who suffer from mental health issues.

If you feel you have been treated unfairly at work, please contact the employment law team at Ashtons Legal for some expert advice.


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