UK: A third of Black, Asian or minority ethnic workers subject to racism at work, Trade Union Congress finds

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13 September 2017

1 in 3 British BAME [Black, Asian or minority ethnic] workers have been bullied, abused or singled out for unfair treatment, finds TUC poll

Author: Trade Union Congress (UK)

More than a third (37%) of Black or minority ethnic (BME) workers have been bullied, abused or singled out at work, according to research published by the TUC...

Nearly half (47%) of those who were verbally abused at work say this was because of their race.

42% of those bullied or harassed say their direct manager was the main perpetrator.

Only 1 in 5 (20%) reported the bullying and felt their complaint was dealt with properly...

Women experience particular discrimination...

1 in 5 (19%) have experienced discrimination such as being denied training or promotion...

The TUC is calling for:

  • ...Every employer to adopt a zero-tolerance policy for racism at work, including a clear process for reporting it;
  • A full government strategy on race equality, including action on harassment at work and online;
  • Legislation requiring emploters to publish data on race and recruitment, salary, promotion and dismissal.

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13 September 2017

Racism affects third of ethnic minority staff, says TUC

Author: BBC News

More than a third of black or minority ethnic workers (BME) have been subject to racism at work, a study by the TUC trade union body suggests.

Incidents included bullying, abuse, or being singled out for unfair treatment, a survey of 1,000 BME workers found...

More than 43% of ethnic minority workers said they did not report discrimination to their employers, and 38% did not report bullying and harassment...

Racism at work could be an employment law and a criminal law matter - so in some cases, employers and the police should handle a complaint, Acas added.

Acas adviser Tom Neil said companies should investigate incidents properly, as well as having an open workplace that celebrates cultural diversity...

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