Racism

Major rise in race discrimination claims in 2020

Employment tribunals in the UK saw a 48% rise in the number of race discrimination claims in 2020, according to new data stemming from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

Racist abuse faced by celebrities like Marcus Rashford in Euro 2020 help boost workplace diversity initiatives

Over half (59%) of Black, Asian and minority ethnic workers believe momentum behind workplace diversity and inclusion would fizzle out without cases of racism against celebrities.

What to do about employees’ offensive social media posts

Following England’s disappointing Euro 2020 final defeat, social media has seen a torrent of racial abuse aimed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. This has been accompanied by a growing...

HR needs to think about equity, not equality

“If we focus on Black people, how is that fair to everyone else?” - A common concern expressed by both leadership and HR teams who are still grappling with the ‘what’ and the ‘how’.

‘If you’re from an ethnic background, you are told to work twice as hard’, new equity report finds discrimination still rife in UK workforce

There remain fundamental issues of racism in the UK workforce, with Black employees worse off than those from a White, Asian or mixed ethnic background.

BAME equality held back by toxic cultures

A panel at a Westminster Employment Forum policy conference spoke of the need for organisations to be willing to have uncomfortable conversations about race

Over half of BME Brits told to be 'more realistic' about careers

Over half (55%) of ethnic minority people in the UK have been advised to be more realistic about their career goals by those who influenced their career, according to Equality Group