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Employment discrimination 'remains widespread'

Employment discrimination 'remains widespread'
Despite sex and race discrimination laws having been in place for more than three decades, the unfair treatment of certain workers remains a problem, according to one industry practitioner.

Richard Linskell, secretary of the Employment Lawyers Association, stated that, although many organisations do have policies in place to prevent discrimination, he it "sure" that is still goes on.

He commented: "It's undoubtedly outdated; sex and race discrimination law has been in place now for over 30 years and whilst there has been significant progress over that time, there is also no doubt that there is still a lot of progress required."

Research produced recently by the Fawcett Society suggested that each year in the UK around 3,000 women lose their employment roles as a result of becoming pregnant and many of those who return to work take on lower paid jobs below their skill level.